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) was published in November, 2019.  He works in a mental institution.

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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. Nominated for Pushcart Prize by Nine Muses Poetry 2019.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Here by Sydney Lea, 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, Some Glad Morning by Barbara Crooker

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
French
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Last update: Jan 27, 2020