Dave Malone was born in Rolla, Missouri, and grew up in Kansas and Missouri. He received an undergraduate degree from Ottawa University and later a master’s from Indiana State, where he worked with poet Matthew Brennan. He is the author of seven books of poetry, including his most recent, Tornado Drill, from Aldrich Press. His next volume, Bypass, will be released by Aldrich Press in 2023. His co-written short film script, For Keeps, was recently a semi-finalist for the Lake Travis Film Festival. Dave sends out a free monthly newsletter and can be found online at davemalone.net or on Instagram @dave.malone.