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William Cooke

About Me

Dec 2013

The Calling

William decides that university is not for him. He decides instead to write.

Dec 2013
Mar 2014

Early Signs

His flash fiction story, ‘The Cold Wind’ is longlisted for the Flash500 prize.

Mar 2014
May 2017

In Review

William finishes the draft version of his first novel in the CX café, Bogotá.

May 2017
Jan 2019

The Braid

A collection of poetry about his experiences in Italy in 2018 is printed.

Jan 2019
Oct 2022

Deeper Work

Unsatisfied with his work, William creates Archaeology of The Word.

Oct 2022

from ‘A Poem for a Departure’…

I am a fickle force contained,

With cramping limbs

Longing to stretch over the rock face,

And I am worse yet:

A light, mercurial spirit

Shaking in the face of life

And drifting in dreamt seas,

Living falsehood and fancy.
William Cooke

“Hailing from England, William Cooke is a Poet, Essayist, and Storyteller…

He retains a profound interest in Modern and Classical tales, including Mythology.

His highest purpose is to raise the profile of Mythological thought in our spiritually hungry world via recounting the secrets from his many adventures and misadventures.

Influenced by Jungian Psychology and Existential Philosophy, his main aims are to explore the eternal human experience and bring it into order. This project is a life’s work and is channelled through his writings. 

He is the author of published articles, research, longlisted flash fiction, film, and two short books. He is currently working on a book of travel essays and a second poetry collection. As well as creating relationships with other writers to guide them in unlocking their audiences.”

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