Tim Mayo

P.O. Box 522
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0522

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 11 years he has been studying flying trapeze off and on . 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

The Kingdom of Possibilities
(Mayapple Press, 2009)
, Thesaurus of Separation
(Phoenicia Publishing, 2016)
5 A.M., Arbutus, Atlanta Review, Avatar Review, Babel Fruit Online, Barrow Street, Big Toe Review, Blue Lake Review, Chrysalis, Crab Creek Review, Four Corners, Inertia, Mannequin Envy, Naugatuck River Review, OVS Magazine, Paris/Atlantic, Poet Lore, Poetry International, Rat's Ass Review, Redheaded Stepchild, River Styx, Rose and Thorn, San Pedro River Review, Tar River Poetry Review, Del Sol Review, Writer's Almanac, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse Daily
The Loneliness of Dogs
(Pudding House Publications, 2008)
Prizes Won: 
International Merit Award for Poetry, The Atlanta Review 1999, 2000; Semi-Finalist, "Discover"/The Nation Poetry Contest 2000; Finalist, WinningWriters.com War Poetry Contest 2007; Finalist, WCDR Chapbook Challenge, Ajax, Ontario, Canada 2008; Nominated for Best of the Web Award by Babel Fruit 2008; Nominated for Best of the Web Award by The Rose & Thorn 2008; Vermont Studio Center Vermont Artist Week Fellowship 2006, 2008, 2018; Semi-Finalist Brittingham & Pollock Awards, 2009; Finalist, May Swenson Award, 2009; Semi-Finalist The Word Works Washington Prize, 2014, 2015; Finalist Quercus Review Press Poetry Book Award, 2014, 2015; Finalist, Paumanok Award 2009, 2016; Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Red Headed Stepchild 2011; Nominated for Pushcart Prize by OVS Magazine 2012; Nominated for Pushcart Prize by Naugatuck River Review 2012; Nominated for Pushcart Prize by Naugatuck River Review 2013. Nominated for Pushcart Prize by Rat's Ass Review 2015. Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Phoenicia Publishing 2016.  Finalist for the 2017 Montaigne Medal. Category finalist for the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Only So Far by Robert Cording
Mistaking Each Other for Ghosts by Lawrence Raab
3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri
Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück
Hallowed: New and Selected Poems by Patricia Fargnoli

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Last updated: Feb 23, 2018