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Tim Mayo

Author's Bio

Tim Mayo has worked as a house painter, real estate developer & consultant, theatrical producer and a creative writing teacher. He holds an ALB, cum laude, from Harvard University and an MFA in Writing & Literature from Bennington College. For the last few years he has been studying flying trapeze. Currently he works as a Mental Health Worker in the Adult Dual Diagnosis Unit of the Brattleboro Retreat and as a substitute teacher at the Brattleboro Retreat’s Meadows School.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Kingdom of Possibilities (Mayapple Press, 2009)
Chapbooks:
The Loneliness of Dogs (Pudding House Publications, 2008)
Journals:
5 A.M., Arbutus, Atlanta Review, Avatar Review, Babel Fruit Online, Big Toe Review, Blue Lake Review, Chrysalis, Crab Creek Review, Four Corners, Inertia, MannequinEnvy, Naugatuck River Review, OVS Magazine, Paris/Atlantic, Poet Lore, Poetry International, Redheaded Stepchild, River Styx, Rose and Thorn, The Del Sol Review, The Writer's Almanac, Verse Daily
Prizes:
1999 International Merit Award (Atlanta Review); 2000 Semi-finalist, "Discovery"/The Nation Poetry Contest; 2000 International Merit Award (Atlanta Review); 2006 & 08 Vermont Writer's & Artists Grant (Vermont Studio Center); 2008 nominated for two Best of the Net Awards by The Rose & Thorn Literary E-zine and by Babel Fruit; 2009 Finalist, Paumanok Award; 2010 nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Redheaded Stepchild. 2011 twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize by OVS Magazine and Naugatuck River Review.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Poems 1962-2012 by Louise Glück, The Rose of Time by Bei Dao, Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds, The Golden Road by Rachel Hadas, Touch by Henri Cole
Favorite Authors:
Eliot, Auden, Hart Crane, Ginsberg, Keats,Shelly, Coleridge, Marvel, Yeats, Dunn, Dylan Thomas, Donne, Heaney, E. Bishop, Lowell, W.C. Williams, Strand, Ashbery, Simic, Emily Dickinson, Jori Graham, Stanley Kunitz, Galway Kinnell, Robert Frost, Robert Hayden, Wordsworth, Plath, Sexton, Oliver, Ruth Stone, Symborska, Neruda, Lorca,Robert Penn Warren, Derek Walcott, Whitman, Richard Wilbur, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, Philip Levine, Larry Levis. Billy Collins, Tony Hoagland, Henri Cole, Patricia Fargnoli, Jennifer Millitello.

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Listing last updated: December 29, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
French

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