For Dave Malone, it’s not the major events of our lives that make the difference, but the small things.
—Glynn Young

Find out why in You Know the Ones.

Poetry

From school days to elegies, these poems highlight life’s (extra) ordinary moments.

Read Glynn Young’s review.

“Malone’s poems form an intimate geometry of hill, home, flesh, and bone, as essential as they are elemental.”
—Mike Luster,
Professor, Arkansas State

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.

Read the MSU-West Plains article.

Paying homage to the changing seasons, the poems relate the changing nature of romantic love and friendship.

Read Tobi Cogswell’s review.

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 a modern-day setting.

Read a review.

These sonnets evoke the tough and gorgeous, rural Ozarks and its shifting seasons. Thriving gardens and honeysuckle bloom are met with the harshness of spring floods. Yet these sonnets, that take liberty with the form, also offer liberty and solace.

“Could it be that sex and love actually belong together? How nice to still embrace that rather literary idea, portrayed so vividly in Dave Malone’s Poems to Love and the Body.”
—Diane Wakoski

Fiction & More

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

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.  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 consequences to his suicidal mission.

Ozark private eye Walt Records returns a client’s retainer since her husband is not cheating on her. Records is a nice guy like that. Or so he says. Local merchants, drug dealers, a preacher, and an insurance scam threaten the well-being 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.

Ottawa University’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 despite tumultuous change.

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, and contributors include American Book Award and 2009 NAACP Image Award
winner Tananarive Due, Washington Wizards’ NBA player/poet Etan Thomas, author Victoria Christopher
Murray, and actress Malinda Williams.

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 conversations with fans that started the idea of this book). It even has blank pages for new poems that café gatherers can write together over time.

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