C. M. MAYO
Author of Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution, etc.

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FORTHCOMING BOOK, 2018
Meteor
WINNER OF THE 2017 GIVAL PRESS POETRY AWARD
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SELECTED POEMS ON-LINE

Bank; NAFTA; The Egg
(Beltway Poetry Quarterly)

 In the Garden of Lope de Vega
(Poetic Voices Without Borders)

  Man High
(BorderSenses)

UFO, 1990
(Gargoyle)

I Will: A Found Poem
(A found poem)

People Who Pat Me by Picadou
(in Karen Benke's Rip the Page!)

In the Guadalupe Mountains
(Letterpress Broadsheet)
   


Videopoem: Ode to Jeff Koons


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Poetry reading series participations include
Café Muse, Grace Church Poetry Reading Series, Iota Poetry Series,
Joaquin Miller Poetry Series, and the Nora School.


The Poet and the Poem
Grace Cavalieri inteviews C.M. Mayo and Francisco Aragon.
Recorded Fall 2008 at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


C.M. Mayo has been publishing her poetry in literary magazines for many years, among them, Beltway Quarterly, Bordersenses, Gargoyle, Rio Grande Review, St Ann’s Review, and in numerous anthologies including those edited by Robert L. Giron, Poetic Voices Without Borders and Poetic Voices Without Borders 2.

Mayo’s works of fiction include the novel The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, named a Library Journal Best Book; and the short story collection Sky Over El Nido, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award. Her nonfiction books include Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madeo and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual; and Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico.

She is also a noted translator of contemporary Mexican poetry and fiction, and is the editor of Mexico: A Traveler’s Literary Companion.

A native of El Paso, Texas, she was raised in California, educated at the University of Chicago, and has been a long-time resident of Mexico City.
She has been a fellow of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, MacDowell Colony, Ragdale Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Arts, Yaddo, and most recently, she was Artist-in-Residence at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. In 2017 she was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters.