Dave Maloneis creating and sharing poems
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Thank you! For this fun tier, poets of all ages can be a part of a postcard exchange, where we send to each other original poems on postcards. I encourage those of you with children to try out this level.
You also get guerrilla-style videos that give you a birds-eye view into my writing life. And you get access to my Patreon activity stream, where you can read Patreon-only writing and news. You can also join our private Facebook group if you wish.
Hi. I’m Dave Malone, a poet and writer. Thank you for your interest in becoming a patron.
Why I'm on Patreon
I am giving back that which has been given to me by a great number of inspirational teachers—the joy of poetry. I am excited to have you with me on this journey.
Because of your support, the Friday Poems series continues to flourish. Every Friday, I share a poem from writers as diverse as Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost to Marilyn Kallet and Matt Brennan. I share these poems via email and on Instagram and other social media. Every day, I write poems and submit them to literary journals. Monthly, I take great joy in making behind-the-poet-scenes videos for you, and snailmailing postcards and poems. The ways in which all this bliss happens would not be possible without my patrons, and I am so thankful.
What’s in It for You As a Patron?
Whichever patron level you choose, from the $1 Tip Jar to the $30 Old School Patron, you reap certain rewards that connect you to poetry in a personal and unique way.
Some of these rewards include hot-off-the press writing and news. Or you get access to fun, off-the-cuff videos. Or being involved in a private Facebook group. There is also a Patron Postcard level, where we swap poetry postcards with each other. I encourage folks with kiddos to try out this level though poets of all ages can be a part of the postcard exchange. For the Old School Patron level, you get a signed book, and each month I mail you a handwritten poem. If this is your first time here, I hope you'll join us.
A Little Bit About Me
When I was a boy, I listened to Vincent Price’s CBS Radio Mystery Theater on my transistor radio, despite the admonitions of my wise mother. My parents did encourage my sister and I to read, and I ate up books like the Dr. Doolittle series and Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time . In third grade, a teacher introduced us to haiku, and since I loved math, I was very much down with 5-7-5. And thus began my love and subsequent journey into poetry.
Some amazing teachers in high school, college, and grad school fostered my interests in poetry, encouraged my efforts, and trained me to become a better poet who should always seek to improve one's work. I studied writing at Ottawa University and later graduated with a master's from Indiana State. To date, I have published seven books of poetry (how did that happen so fast!). I have a diverse set of interests that range from college football to Ozarks culture to ancient world history.
Thank you so much for your support!