John Apple


Author Biography

John Peyton Alexander, II, who writes under the pen-name of John Apple, is an author who is unknown, and who, at the same time, is well-known.

He is a prisoner in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, who began writing poetry as a part of his counseling and therapy.

Through poetry, he has found a way to speak to the human tragedy that has touched his life, and to express the joys of recovery and redemption.

          It is the poet's belief that he will not only endure his trials and struggles: he will prevail over them!

          Beautifully-Minded poet, John Peyton Alexander, II, who also writes under the pen-name, John Apple, is both blessed and challenged with a bipolar condition.  He has been able to sustain the discipline of writing a keenly insightful work of poetic-fiction offering hope and inspiration to humankind.

          Through long years of imprisonment, Alexander drew strength from reading William Faulkner’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech.

          Following Faulkner’s exhortations, Alexander sought the voices of the poets for inspiration.

          Alexander’s life is a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity, and a witness to the fact that society can endure and prevail over our present challenges.


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