Tim Mayo Poet  



Contact Info:

Tim Mayo

P.O. Box 522

Brattleboro, VT 05302-0522

<tim-mayo@tim-mayo.net>

Contact Info:

Tim Mayo

P.O. Box 522

Brattleboro, VT 05302-0522

<tim-mayo@tim-mayo.net>



Tim Mayo's poems have a meditative quality that's right for their subject, which is the great subject of poetry: making sense of one's life. But there's flash and wit, too; a poem in which a woman friend asks for advice about her car ends with the speaker "hoping for the red convertible of your smile/ to pass by and give him a lift." Most of all, there's surprise. Time and again the poems take you around curves to reveal new vistas, like driving around the mountains and hills of Mayo's Vermont.
                 

               ~Ed Ochester, Editor,

               Pitt Poetry Series

 




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The true subject of American lyric poetry is identity, as Elizabeth Bishop famously observed, and Tim Mayo’s first volume of poems—fierce and direct—explores what makes a man 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 achieves these poems. Here we follow the long journey to understanding and the glorious satisfaction of a man meeting himself even as we meet ourselves in his words. These poems are hard-earned—and triumphant.


                                                                     ~Molly Peacock

There is a little Zen in this book. Is Tim Mayo writing with a third hand? We know this poet is one of a kind. In The Kingdom of Possibilities, he writes with wisdom that comes close to prayer. Mayo's book of literary gems captures the pleasures of the moment.


                                    ~E. Ethelbert Miller


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