Tim Mayo’s Notes to the Mental Hospital Timekeeper illuminates the realm of human experience that exists right at the boundary between despair and salvation. It is a survival manual for our times. If you’re serious about what it means to be human in the 21st Century, this is the book you’ve been waiting for.

            ––David Huddle, author of My Surly Heart, Dream Sender, and Blacksnake at the Family Reunion

 

In Notes to the Mental Hospital Timekeeper, Tim Mayo manages something that would be impossible for a lesser poet. He deftly evokes the unsettling worlds of the mentally ill even as he eschews all condescension to them: at every heart-wrenching turn, with a capacious heart and a strikingly keen mind, Mayo likewise evokes the humanity of his subjects, demonstrating their kinship, however oblique, to us self-styled “normal” men and women. I couldn’t put this collection down.

            ––Sydney Lea, Vermont Poet Laureate (2011-2015)



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Tim Mayo’s poems—fierce and direct—explore what makes a human being in the twenty-first century. With the special kind of stamina that drives poetry forward through the circumstances of its creation to levels of universal discovery, Mayo follows the long journey to understanding and the glorious satisfaction of a person meeting himself even as we meet ourselves in his words. Mayo's poems are hard-earned—and triumphant, splendidly human and humane. 

           ––Molly Peacock, author of The Analyst: Poems and The Paper Garden



 

         

Contact Info:

Tim Mayo

P.O. Box 522

Brattleboro, VT 05302-0522

<tim-mayo@tim-mayo.net>

Tim Mayo Poet  



Contact Info:

Tim Mayo

P.O. Box 522

Brattleboro, VT 05302-0522

<tim-mayo@tim-mayo.net>