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Inspired by the primary colors of Mark Rothko’s vibrant No. 15 painting, these love poems give life to the canvas of the rural Ozarks.


"Poets and Poems: Dave Malone and View from the North Ten."

Tweetspeak, 2013. Glynn Young.


"Published Author Returns to His Roots."

Indiana Statesman, 2013. Kristi Ashby


"Our Favorites from the 2012 Poetry Themes."

Tweetspeak, 2013. L.L. Barkat


"Ozark Region Inspires New Book of Poetry."

Missouri State-West Plains, 2013.

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Poems rich in romance, life, and nature, Seasons in Love journeys through the seasons and through love that breaks and sustains us. Ozark summer heat to winter blizzards, long-lasting love grips these poems. With words and language from southern Missouri hills, Malone takes us into the romantic backwoods of moon, creek, and mountain, but ultimately leads us to life—"it's blue light, barely seen."


"Seasons in Love by Dave Malone."

Fogged Clarity, 2012. Tobi Cogswell.

Inspired by poetry from women of the ninth century court in Imperial Japan, Under the Sycamore, is a collection of short poems that speaks to passion, desire, and longing in the setting of modern day.


"Dave Malone's Under the Sycamore."

Tweetspeak, 2012. Glynn Young.

Dave Malone's sonnets evoke the tough and gorgeous, rural Ozarks and its "shifting seasons." Moving through both sensual spring and brutal winter, Malone depicts not only the nature of the landscape but the nature of the human and romantic experience. Thriving gardens and honeysuckle bloom are also met with the harshness of spring floods. Yet ultimately, these sonnets, that take liberty with the form, also offer liberty and solace.

Dave Malone's first book has been praised by Diane Wakoski for its fresh and sensual poetry. Also considered "impudent and blunt," many of these poems are raw and unfettered. The volume closes with "So Close There Is Nothing Left  Between Us," implying that men and women can achieve a union of genuine closeness.

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Ozark private eye Walt Records returns a client's retainer since her husband is not cheating on her. Walt Records is a nice guy like that. Or so he says. Local merchants, drug dealers, a preacher, and an insurance scam threaten the wellbeing of the small Ozark town Records tries to protect. Through the unexpected help from his lover, Records faces off against crook and crime in this novelet.


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Next in the series:

Fall of the Three Horsemen



Adjunct college professor Charles D. Butterworth is ready to die. It's not that he's washed out from teaching—it's that he believes his life has peaked at 42. Living on a diet of fast food and Oreo cookies, his health suffers, and surely his successes as a teacher have climaxed.


Hunkering down on his family farm in the rural Ozarks,  Butterworth plans his suicidal demise. Yet, inclement weather and an unexpected glimpse into his past yield unsuspecting and unwelcomed consequences to his suicidal mission.


Next in the series:

Hell: Blood Like Silver

Fall 2017

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Jessie and Chance have a history. In this two-act play set in Kansas City,


Chance, a musician, finds out his band's gig is cancelled, so stuck in his motel room, he invites his former lover, Jessie, to dinner. Undeterred by their murky past, Chance believes Jessie can love and be loved, but can she overcome her troubled background, a meth-dealing father, and her own insecurities?

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At the time of Ottawa University's sesquicentennial, the spirit of OU remains. The school's remarkable story begins with the Ottawa Tribe, Baptist missionaries, rogues, townspeople, and even Abraham Lincoln. It is a 150-year story of perseverance by faculty, students, staff, and friends who—buoyed by the OU Spirit—helped to create and sustain a distinctive liberal arts college that grew into a comprehensive university through the most tumultuous changes in recorded history.

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Jan 20, 2009 is an on-the-ground account of Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States. Written by a mix of 58 citizen journalists and bestselling authors, it is a commemorative record. Contributors include American Book Award and 2009 NAACP Image Award winner Tananarive Due, Washington Wizards’ NBA player/poet Etan Thomas, author Victoria Christopher Murray, actress Malinda Williams, a Ugandan journalist, and a volunteer who opened a grassroots Obama campaign office.

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Poetry is for life, not for ivory towers.  This book describes the idea of a Mischief Cafe and how to run one, includes over thirty poems from T. S. Poetry Press titles (and from the conversation with fans that started the idea of this book), and has blank pages for new poems that café gatherers can write together over time using (or not) the 34 poem title prompts provided throughout. Overall, the book gives you everything you need to run your own Mischief Cafe (or attend one): an explanation you can read aloud at your gathering, poems to share, prompts to inspire.

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