C. M. Mayo

Winner of the Gival Press Poetry Award - 2016

Poetry collection.

"The narrative poems of Meteor are both funny and thoughtful, turning ordinary situations on their heads and capturing strange, surprising scenes." --Foreword Clarion Review, Feb. 2019

"Mayo's best work--perfect words without artifice; characters and situations made permanent; a triumph of language as a natural art" --Grace Cavalieri, The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress

"C.M. Mayo creates magic, in poems that transform the ordinary into something more marvelous and strange" --Kim Roberts, author of A Literary Guide to Washington, D.C.

C. M. Mayo

C.M. Mayo is the author of several books of literary fiction and nonfiction, including The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire (a Library Journal Best Book of 2009) and Sky Over El Nido: Stories, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award. Her short fiction, essays, and poetry have been widely published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, among them, Beltway Quarterly, Creative Nonfiction, Gargoyle, Kenyon Review, Paris Review, Southwest Review, and the anthologies edited by Robert L. Giron, Poetic Voices Without Borders and Poetic Voices Without Borders 2. In 2017 Mayo was elected to the Texas Institute of Letters. A native of El Paso, Texas, raised in Palo Alto, California, and educated at the University of Chicago, she has been a long-time resident of Mexico City.