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Meteor by C. M. Mayo Is Now Available

Gival Press is pleased to present Meteor, winner of the Gival Press Poetry Award, by C. M. Mayo. The collection chosen by judge Linwood D. Rumney was released at AWP 2019 in Portland, Oregon.

\”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

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\”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.

“Meteor pierces the psyche with a dazzling presence and otherworldly light. Mayo delights in the pleasures of language and the possibilities of imagination. By leveling a playfully skeptical voice that is wholly her own, she transforms the quotidian into the outlandish while making the bizarre seem familiar and inviting. Through her inexorable wit and endless inventiveness, Mayo crafts the most unusual—work a book that is both challenging and fun to read.” —Linwood D. Rumney, judge and author of Abandoned Earth

About the Author C.M. Mayo has published poetry in literary magazines for many years, among them, Beltway Quarterly, Bordersenses, Gargoyle, Rio Grande Review, St. Ann’s Review, Kenyon Review, Paris Review, Southwest 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, 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. In 2017 she was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters. Visit her website:

Meteor ISBN: 978-1940724164 | Paperback ($15.00), 106 pages eISBN: 978-1940724171 | ebook ($7.99) Release date: March, 2019 Available from Ingram (bookstores), Gival Press and other venues: Amazon Amazon Barnes and Noble Indiebound Book Depository

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