Ron Gavalik is creating gritty, raw poetry
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Hello and Welcome to My Patreon Page!

My name is Ron Gavalik, author of four poetry collections: Gothic Riot Dreams, Slag River Sins, Sidewalks, and Hot Metal Tonic. I've also penned multiple fiction and nonfiction works. Throughout my adult life I've dedicated myself to the eternal search for truth in the dark forest of false prophets, and I am thrilled to invite you to come along on this journey.



To learn more, visit PittsburghPoet.com.

THE AUTHOR


As an author for more than 25 years, it's my role to explore and reveal the unique perspectives that broaden our understanding of the world. The gritty, raw poetry and stories I forge from whiskey-soaked memories and fervent observations present new ideas that inspire new perspectives. That work awakens passions among readers and has been known to ignite debates. When we engage in critical, independent thought we are then free to live our truths.

Raised by hard-boiled Catholic trade unionists in the Rust Belt of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, my writing style is a smooth and uninhibited reflection of the once gritty region. In total freedom, I bleed untamed language onto each page to capture the powerful moments of life. My words paint portraits of the hidden beauty that’s often lost within the madness of our struggles.

Only courageous men and women have the guts to absorb my work. If you choose to become an honorable patron and TRUE Reader, all I ask is that you prepare yourself to laugh and think, cry and rejoice. You and I, we’re about to embark on a quest of self-discovery. Along the journey, we will face many sins in battle with our demons. We will also explore the virtues that make our hearts beat a little stronger and our dreams taste a little sweeter.



SUPPORT TRUTH

I launched this Patreon page to build intimate relationships with fantastic people who are truly invested in my work. Honestly, I adore my TRUE Readers more than they will ever know. These people support my work and use those perspectives to build a better world. Please know, I can't make it without them, without you.

Aside from feeding myself, the goal of this page is to inspire the pursuit of truth among readers and to support the importance of literacy. Patreon is an easy and affordable venue to support the arts. For as little as $4.00 a month, you can become a vitally important patron of my gritty style of literature that helps others seek their truths. There are several tiers of patronage with corresponding rewards. Simply select the tier that works for you. I publish several poems, thoughts, and photos each week. As a TRUE Reader, you will have early access to my premium works and my published books before anyone else.

If you're ready to begin the journey, grasp my hand, and we will walk this path together.
Tiers
TRUE Reader
$4 or more per month
As a TRUE Reader, you will receive full access to my premium poetry published on Patreon. Each poem also includes a short statement about the location, person, or event that inspired the work. That kind of 'behind the scenes' view into my process is granted exclusively to TRUE Readers.


In addition to my published work here, I will also email you the eBook (PDF & EPUB) of one previously published poetry collection. You can request Gothic Riot Dreams, Slag River Sins, Sidewalks, or Hot Metal Tonic.


Lastly, I will mail you a resume-quality certificate of patronage and email you a PDF version for the advancement of your business or career goals. Of course, you will also have my unending gratitude and receive discounts on paperback poetry collections. It takes a courageous spirit to support truth, and I adore my TRUE Readers more than they know.


Tier Includes

  • TRUE Reader status
  • Full access to premium work
  • Statement of what inspired each poem
  • One previously published eBook poetry collection of your choice (PDF & EPUB)
  • Certificate of Patronage
  • Discounts on published paperback poetry collections
Poetry Sticker
$7 or more per month
I will mail you a monthly notebook sticker of an exclusive poem. The poem topics will vary. Stickers are round, about three inches in diameter and come in different colors. You will also receive all TRUE Reader benefits.


Tier Includes

  • Monthly poetry sticker mailed to you
  • TRUE Reader status
  • Full access to premium work
  • Statement of what inspired each poem
  • One previously published eBook poetry collection of your choice (PDF & EPUB)
  • Certificate of Patronage
  • Discounts on published paperback poetry collections
Handwritten Poetry Card
$10 or more per month
I will mail you a monthly custom handwritten poetry card. The poem topics will vary. Yes, every poetry card is actually written out (not pre-printed). Cards are rectangular and can be easily displayed. In addition, I will mail you a monthly poetry sticker. You will also receive all TRUE Reader benefits.


Tier Includes

  • Monthly handwritten poetry card mailed to you
  • Monthly poetry sticker mailed to you
  • TRUE Reader status
  • Full access to premium work
  • Statement of what inspired each poem
  • One previously published eBook poetry collection of your choice (PDF & EPUB)
  • Certificate of Patronage
  • Discounts on published paperback poetry collections
Early Release Poetry Books (EPUB & PDF)
$12 or more per month
I will email you the EPUB & PDF versions of every new poetry collection BEFORE it is released to the public. That's about one book each year, if not sooner.


In addition, I will mail you a custom handwritten poetry card and a poetry sticker every month, plus one previously published eBook poetry collection of your choice. You will also receive all TRUE Reader benefits.


Tier Includes 

  • Early release of every new poetry collection (PDF & EPUB)
  • Monthly handwritten poetry card mailed to you
  • Monthly poetry sticker mailed to you
  • TRUE Reader status
  • Full access to premium work
  • Statement of what inspired each poem
  • One previously published eBook poetry collection of your choice (PDF & EPUB)
  • Certificate of Patronage
  • Discounts on published paperback poetry collections
Early Release Poetry Books (Paperback)
$14 or more per month
I will mail you the paperback book of every new poetry collection BEFORE it is released to the public. That's about a book each year, if not sooner.


In addition, I will mail you a custom handwritten poetry card and a poetry sticker every month, plus one previously published paperback poetry collection of your choice. You will also receive all TRUE Reader benefits.


Tier Includes 

  • Early release of every new poetry collection (paperback)
  • Monthly handwritten poetry card mailed to you
  • Monthly poetry sticker mailed to you
  • TRUE Reader status
  • Full access to premium work
  • Statement of what inspired each poem
  • One previously published paperback poetry collection of your choice mailed to you
  • Certificate of Patronage
  • Discounts on other previously published paperback poetry collections
Ultimate Eternal Life
$20 or more per month
Your contribution in this tier helps to fund the expensive publishing process of every new poetry collection released. You will be listed in the acknowledgements for each of these collections as a TRUE Reader and generous patron. Your name and patronage will outlive us all as future generations continue to read and enjoy these works.


I will mail you the paperback book of every new poetry collection BEFORE it is released to the public. That's about a book each year, if not sooner.


In addition, I will mail you a custom handwritten poetry card and a poetry sticker every month, plus one previously published paperback poetry collection of your choice. You will also receive all TRUE Reader benefits.


Tier Includes 

  • Name and generosity forever listed in the acknowledgements of every new poetry collection
  • Early release of every new poetry collection
  • Monthly handwritten poetry card mailed to you
  • Monthly poetry sticker mailed to you
  • TRUE Reader status
  • Full access to premium work
  • Statement of what inspired each poem
  • One previously published paperback poetry collection of your choice mailed to you
  • Certificate of Patronage
  • Discounts on other previously published paperback poetry collections
Goals
13 of 250 patrons
My first goal is to earn a base income to feed myself. Let's be honest. In a world filled with video games and social media, the literary climate is challenging. Authors must build intimate relationships with their readers. By publishing on this venue, I can meet fantastic people who are directly invested in my work, and I can share the background process for each poem or story released.


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Hello and Welcome to My Patreon Page!

My name is Ron Gavalik, author of four poetry collections: Gothic Riot Dreams, Slag River Sins, Sidewalks, and Hot Metal Tonic. I've also penned multiple fiction and nonfiction works. Throughout my adult life I've dedicated myself to the eternal search for truth in the dark forest of false prophets, and I am thrilled to invite you to come along on this journey.



To learn more, visit PittsburghPoet.com.

THE AUTHOR


As an author for more than 25 years, it's my role to explore and reveal the unique perspectives that broaden our understanding of the world. The gritty, raw poetry and stories I forge from whiskey-soaked memories and fervent observations present new ideas that inspire new perspectives. That work awakens passions among readers and has been known to ignite debates. When we engage in critical, independent thought we are then free to live our truths.

Raised by hard-boiled Catholic trade unionists in the Rust Belt of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, my writing style is a smooth and uninhibited reflection of the once gritty region. In total freedom, I bleed untamed language onto each page to capture the powerful moments of life. My words paint portraits of the hidden beauty that’s often lost within the madness of our struggles.

Only courageous men and women have the guts to absorb my work. If you choose to become an honorable patron and TRUE Reader, all I ask is that you prepare yourself to laugh and think, cry and rejoice. You and I, we’re about to embark on a quest of self-discovery. Along the journey, we will face many sins in battle with our demons. We will also explore the virtues that make our hearts beat a little stronger and our dreams taste a little sweeter.



SUPPORT TRUTH

I launched this Patreon page to build intimate relationships with fantastic people who are truly invested in my work. Honestly, I adore my TRUE Readers more than they will ever know. These people support my work and use those perspectives to build a better world. Please know, I can't make it without them, without you.

Aside from feeding myself, the goal of this page is to inspire the pursuit of truth among readers and to support the importance of literacy. Patreon is an easy and affordable venue to support the arts. For as little as $4.00 a month, you can become a vitally important patron of my gritty style of literature that helps others seek their truths. There are several tiers of patronage with corresponding rewards. Simply select the tier that works for you. I publish several poems, thoughts, and photos each week. As a TRUE Reader, you will have early access to my premium works and my published books before anyone else.

If you're ready to begin the journey, grasp my hand, and we will walk this path together.

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Tiers
TRUE Reader
$4 or more per month
As a TRUE Reader, you will receive full access to my premium poetry published on Patreon. Each poem also includes a short statement about the location, person, or event that inspired the work. That kind of 'behind the scenes' view into my process is granted exclusively to TRUE Readers.


In addition to my published work here, I will also email you the eBook (PDF & EPUB) of one previously published poetry collection. You can request Gothic Riot Dreams, Slag River Sins, Sidewalks, or Hot Metal Tonic.


Lastly, I will mail you a resume-quality certificate of patronage and email you a PDF version for the advancement of your business or career goals. Of course, you will also have my unending gratitude and receive discounts on paperback poetry collections. It takes a courageous spirit to support truth, and I adore my TRUE Readers more than they know.


Tier Includes

  • TRUE Reader status
  • Full access to premium work
  • Statement of what inspired each poem
  • One previously published eBook poetry collection of your choice (PDF & EPUB)
  • Certificate of Patronage
  • Discounts on published paperback poetry collections
Poetry Sticker
$7 or more per month
I will mail you a monthly notebook sticker of an exclusive poem. The poem topics will vary. Stickers are round, about three inches in diameter and come in different colors. You will also receive all TRUE Reader benefits.


Tier Includes

  • Monthly poetry sticker mailed to you
  • TRUE Reader status
  • Full access to premium work
  • Statement of what inspired each poem
  • One previously published eBook poetry collection of your choice (PDF & EPUB)
  • Certificate of Patronage
  • Discounts on published paperback poetry collections
Handwritten Poetry Card
$10 or more per month
I will mail you a monthly custom handwritten poetry card. The poem topics will vary. Yes, every poetry card is actually written out (not pre-printed). Cards are rectangular and can be easily displayed. In addition, I will mail you a monthly poetry sticker. You will also receive all TRUE Reader benefits.


Tier Includes

  • Monthly handwritten poetry card mailed to you
  • Monthly poetry sticker mailed to you
  • TRUE Reader status
  • Full access to premium work
  • Statement of what inspired each poem
  • One previously published eBook poetry collection of your choice (PDF & EPUB)
  • Certificate of Patronage
  • Discounts on published paperback poetry collections
Early Release Poetry Books (EPUB & PDF)
$12 or more per month
I will email you the EPUB & PDF versions of every new poetry collection BEFORE it is released to the public. That's about one book each year, if not sooner.


In addition, I will mail you a custom handwritten poetry card and a poetry sticker every month, plus one previously published eBook poetry collection of your choice. You will also receive all TRUE Reader benefits.


Tier Includes 

  • Early release of every new poetry collection (PDF & EPUB)
  • Monthly handwritten poetry card mailed to you
  • Monthly poetry sticker mailed to you
  • TRUE Reader status
  • Full access to premium work
  • Statement of what inspired each poem
  • One previously published eBook poetry collection of your choice (PDF & EPUB)
  • Certificate of Patronage
  • Discounts on published paperback poetry collections
Early Release Poetry Books (Paperback)
$14 or more per month
I will mail you the paperback book of every new poetry collection BEFORE it is released to the public. That's about a book each year, if not sooner.


In addition, I will mail you a custom handwritten poetry card and a poetry sticker every month, plus one previously published paperback poetry collection of your choice. You will also receive all TRUE Reader benefits.


Tier Includes 

  • Early release of every new poetry collection (paperback)
  • Monthly handwritten poetry card mailed to you
  • Monthly poetry sticker mailed to you
  • TRUE Reader status
  • Full access to premium work
  • Statement of what inspired each poem
  • One previously published paperback poetry collection of your choice mailed to you
  • Certificate of Patronage
  • Discounts on other previously published paperback poetry collections
Ultimate Eternal Life
$20 or more per month
Your contribution in this tier helps to fund the expensive publishing process of every new poetry collection released. You will be listed in the acknowledgements for each of these collections as a TRUE Reader and generous patron. Your name and patronage will outlive us all as future generations continue to read and enjoy these works.


I will mail you the paperback book of every new poetry collection BEFORE it is released to the public. That's about a book each year, if not sooner.


In addition, I will mail you a custom handwritten poetry card and a poetry sticker every month, plus one previously published paperback poetry collection of your choice. You will also receive all TRUE Reader benefits.


Tier Includes 

  • Name and generosity forever listed in the acknowledgements of every new poetry collection
  • Early release of every new poetry collection
  • Monthly handwritten poetry card mailed to you
  • Monthly poetry sticker mailed to you
  • TRUE Reader status
  • Full access to premium work
  • Statement of what inspired each poem
  • One previously published paperback poetry collection of your choice mailed to you
  • Certificate of Patronage
  • Discounts on other previously published paperback poetry collections