Tim Mayo

Poet

P.O. Box 522
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0522
Phone: 
(802)257-4822

Author's Bio

Tim Mayo holds an ALB, cum laude, from Harvard University in French Language & Culture and an MFA in Writing & Literature from Bennington College. His first full length collection, The Kingdom of Possibilities,(Mayapple Press, 2009) was a finalist for the 2009 May Swenson Award. His second volume of poems, Thesaurus of Separation(Phoenicia Publishing 2016) was a finalist for the 2017 Montaigne Medal and a finalist for the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award. His next collection, Notes to the Mental Hospital Timekeeper (Kelsay Books) will be published in 2020.  He works in a mental institution.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
Thesaurus of Separation (Phoenicia Publishing, 2016)
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The Kingdom of Possibilities (Mayapple Press, 2009)
Chapbook:
The Loneliness of Dogs (Pudding House Publications, 2008)
Journals:
5 A.M.
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Arbutus
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Atlanta Review
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Babel Fruit Online
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Barrow Street
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Big Toe Review
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Chrysalis
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Crosswinds Poetry Journal
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Four Corners
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MannequinEnvy
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OVS Magazine
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Paris/Atlantic
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Rose and Thorn
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The Writer's Almanac
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Turtle Island Quarterly
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Verse Daily
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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
French
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Last update: Aug 02, 2019