Tim Mayo

Judged: Jul-Sep 2017

Tim Mayo

Tim Mayo

Tim Mayo is the author of two full length collections of poetry: The Kingdom of Possibilities (Mayapple Press, 2009) which was a finalist for 2009 May Swenson Award and Thesaurus of Separation (Phoenicia Publishing, 2016), which was both a finalist for the 2017 Montaigne Medal and a 2017 poetry category finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award.

Among the many places his poems and reviews have appeared are Avatar Review, Barrow Street, Narrative Magazine, Poetry International, Poet Lore, River Styx, Salamander, San Pedro River Review, Tar River Poetry, Web Del Sol Review of Books, Verse Daily, and The Writer’s Almanac.

He is a six time Pushcart Prize Nominee, twice a finalist for Paumanok Award, and the recipient of two Vermont Writers Fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center.  He lives in Brattleboro, VT, where he was a founding member of the Brattleboro Literary Festival.


  • July 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      The First Time I Drank With My Father
      by Ken Ashworth
      The Waters

      Second Place

      My Bicycle
      by Andrew Dufresne
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      J. Alfred Prufrock Searches for Mrs. Right
      by Laurie Byro
      Babilu

  • June 2018 Winners

    • First Place

      Poem in Exile in the Style of Neruda
      by Ken Ashworth
      The Writer's Block

      Second Place

      Either February or March
      by Brenda Morisse
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Third Place

      Accidental Writer
      by Bernard Hamel
      Wild Poetry Forum

      Honorable Mention

      Mouse in April’s Winter
      by Alison Armstrong-Webber
      The Waters

      Honorable Mention

      Sister Valeria
      by Siva Ramanathan
      The Writer's Block

      Honorable Mention

      My Trip: The Last Siona Dream
      by Don Schaeffer
      Babilu