Dave Malone

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Tip Jar: Patron News
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Thank you! 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.

Birds-Eye View
$5
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Thank you! You 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. 


Postcard Patron
$15
per month

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.  

Old School Patron
$30
per month

Thank you! Like so many who have gone before you (since the 16th century), you’re in it because you have some expendable income and you want to support the arts. You get one free, signed book of your choice. Once a month, you get a handwritten poem in the mail. 


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.  


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About Dave Malone


Artisan Fair in April, Wages Brewery, West Plains, Missouri. 

I'm writing poems for tips!


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 what has been given to me—the joy of poetry—by so many of my teachers in and out of the classroom. These inspirational folks gave me poetry as well as the love of experience and the desire for deep knowledge of life.

My goal is to read, write, and share poetry. Your patronage provides me more time to do these wonderful things and I can mark a checkmark on that top tier of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, many thanks to you. And I'm excited for you to join me on this journey.

Because of your support, I am able to share a poem every Friday on my website and in social media. And what a delight that I've expanded Friday Poems to include guest authors and guest photographers. Also, I have been able to have time to complete my eighth poetry volume, Confetti, which I am currently submitting to contests, literary agents, and publishers. And lastly, your support has broadened my scope and network, and I am participating in readings and poetry workshops.

What’s in It for You As a Patron?
Whichever patron level you choose, for which I’m exceedingly grateful, 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 access to fun, off-the-cuff videos. Or being involved in a secret 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 send you a handwritten poem via snailmail.  

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!

my best, 

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