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Hot Metal Tonic is the molten form of love and hatred, personal struggle, and whiskey-laced madness. The collection of over 180 poems before you represents a significant contribution to the art form of free verse MicroPoetry, a medium born of our social media culture. As cigar smoke plumes across his office ceiling in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Gavalik paints a sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and consistently thoughtful portrait of this modern life. Divided into sections on dating and relationships, career, friends and enemies, family, and spirituality, every single poem is mainlined into the reader’s emotional center in 140 characters or less.
"Reminiscent of Pound and Ginsberg, Gavalik is an innovative new voice in American poetry."
-Carla Anderton, Editor in Chief, Pennsylvania Bridges and author of The Heart Absent
"Much like good whiskey, Gavalik's writing is smooth and unapologetic with a burn that that will keep you warm for days."
-Stephanie M. Wytovich, Bram Stoker Award nominated poet for Hysteria: A Collection of Madness
"Hot and gritty, this is poetry for the heart, mind and soul. Embrace it."
-Melanie Adkins, Book Reviewer, Have You Heard My Book Review

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Fighting Illiteracy

For every copy of Hot Metal Tonic purchased, the author will donate 10% of his royalties to: The Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

According to the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, 32 million adults (about 14 percent of the population) in the U.S. can't read. Another 21 percent of adults read below the fifth grade level and 19 percent of high school graduates can't read.

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