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Publications by C.M. Mayo
Updated July 20, 2010


Books

Fiction

The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire (Unbridled Books, 2009)
Historical novel based on the true story of Agustin de Iturbide y Green.

Sky Over El Nido (University of Georgia Press, 1995 )
Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
Published in Spanish as El Cielo de El Nido, translation by Agustín Cadena (Grupo Planeta México, 2003)

Creative Nonfiction
Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles Through Baja California, the Other Mexico (University of Utah Press, Fall 2002; paperback edition: Milkweed Editions, 2007)

The Visitors / Los Visitantes (Chapter 2 from Miraculous Air with a Spanish translation by Bertha Ruiz de la Concha) (Tameme, 2002)

Anthology (as Editor)

Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion (Whereabouts Press, 2006)
A portrait of Mexico in a collection of contemporary Mexican fiction and literary prose. Includes works by Carlos Fuentes, Angeles Mastretta, Rosario Castellanos, Fernando del Paso, Carlos Monsivais, and many others.


Short Fiction, Literary Journals

Chelsea: "What Happened to Thelma," Summer 2001
Gargoyle: "UFO, 1990" Summer 2005
Kenyon Review: "The Building of Quality," Summer 2004
Literal: "What Happened to Thelma," Winter/Spring 2005
Natural Bridge: "Manta Ray," Spring, 2002
Northwest Review: "Cabo," summer 1997 ("The Traveler's Shoes" issue)
The Paris Review: "Chabela del Río..." summer 1995
Potomac Review: "Darling of Rosedale" fall 2008
The Quarterly: "Hippopotamus," No. 23, Fall 1992
Southwest Review: "The Wedding," summer 1995
Thema: "Close to San Miguel, Fall 1999 ("On the Road to the Villa" issue)
Turnrow: "Revillagigedo," Spring, 2002
Witness: "Close to San Miguel", Fall 1999 ("Love in America" issue)


Short Fiction Included in Anthologies

"Manta Ray" Richard Peabody, ed., Grace & Gravity: Fiction by Washington Women (Paycock Press, 2004)

"From the Torre Latino," Dinty W. Moore, ed., Sudden Stories: A Mammoth Anthology of Minuscule Fiction (Mammoth Books) 2003

"The Jaguarundi," in Listening to the Voices: Stories from the Flannery O'Connor Award, edited by Charles East (University of Georgia Press, 1998)


Essays of Creative Nonfiction

Brevity: "Into the Sierra de San Francisco," Winter 2002

Creative Nonfiction: "The Essential Francisco Sosa, or, Picadou's Mexico City," Mexican Voices issue, ed. Ilán Stavans, Summer, 2004

Fourth Genre:"A Touch of Evil," Spring 2002

Massachusetts Review: "Lay Thine Hand Upon Him" Fall 2002

Massachusetts Review: "From Mexico to Miamar or, Across the Lake of Oblivion" December 2006

The Mexico File: "Hell, I Knew It was Paradise," Dec/ Jan 2002-2003

North American Review: "El Halloween and the Día de Muertos," Fall 2002

Planeta.com "Only Pearls: A Brief History of Pearl Fishing in Baja California", winter 2003; "Oceans of Tears," Fall 2002

Southwest Review:"In the Land of the Clouds" vol. 87. No.1, 2002; "Bay of Angels," Winter 2000


Essays in Anthologies

"The Essential Francisco Sosa, or, Picadou's Mexico City," ed. Lee Gitkind, Hurricanes and Carnivals: Essays by Chicano, Pochos, Pachucos, Mexicanos and Expatriates (University of Arizona Press, 2007)

"El Halloween and the Día de Muertos" in Writing the World: On Globalization, eds. David Rothenberg and Wandee J. Pryor, (MIT Press, 2005)


Travel Articles


Inside Mexico: "
A Traveler in Mexico: A Rendezvous with Writer Rosemary Sullivan," March 2009

Business Mexico:
"Heady Xalapa: Into the Heart of the Veracruz Coffee Country," March 1999

Los Angeles Times: "Old California, Missions and Murals," April 6, 1997

Wall Street Journal: "Underground Art in Lower California," March 5, 1998*
*Finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters' Stanley Walker Award for Best Work of Journalism in a Daily Newspaper, 1998


Other Articles

"Twitter Is"
(Literal: Latin American Voices / Voces Latinoamericanas:
The social network. Digital utopia / Las redes sociales. Utopía digital. Summer 2009)

"On Publishing the Literary Short Story: Some Advice & Reflections," Part-Times, (the newsletter of the Johns Hopkins University Part-Time M.A. in Writing Program) 2001; also published in The Writer, winter 2003 and in the American Translators Association Chronicle, winter, 2003

"Literary Travel Writing"

The Writer's Carousel, winter/ spring 2009

Book Reviews

The Prison Angel by Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, Wilson Quarterly, winter 2006

Octavio Paz: A Meditation by Ilan Stavans, Hyde Park Review of Books, Spring 2002

True Tales From Another Mexico by Sam Quinones, Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2001

Life in Mexico by Frances Calderón de la Barca, Tin House, Fall 2000

God and Mr. Gómez by Jack Smith, Journal of the West, October 1998


Poetry

Beltway: "Jade" "Bank" "NAFTA" "In the New Territories" "The Sea is Cortés", 2004
BorderSenses: "Man High" Spring 2004
Exquisite Corpse: "The Egg," and "Nuts," 61, Winter 1997
Gargoyle: "UFO, 1990" 2005
Good Foot: "Good"; "& Bad," issue #3, 2003
The Green Tricycle: "In the New Territories," Fall 2002
Lyric: "Rich & Poor"; "Clean & Dirty", Winter/Spring 2003
Natural Bridge: "Up in Michigan," Winter 2000
Permafrost: "From the Torre Latino" #22, Spring 2001
Rio Grande Review: "Mango," Summer 1997; "Nafta," Summer 1996
Saint Ann's Review: "Este País", "Two Phone Calls in the Same Day"
West Branch: "Little Bears," Fall 2000
Witness: "Bank"; "Jade"; and "Cat," Winter 2001; "Zapata" Fall 2003

 

Poetry included in Anthologies

"People Who Pat Me by Picadou"
Rip the Page: Adventures in Creative Writing
, edited by Karen Benke (Trumpeter, 2010), includes C.M. Mayo's advice to writers and the poem "People Who Pat Me, by Picadou"

"Meteor" in Andrei Codrescu, and Laura Rosenthal, eds., American Poets Say Goodbye to the Twentieth Century (Four Walls Eight Windows Press, 1996); and also in Virgil Suárez and Ryan Van Cleave, eds., Red, White & Blues, (University of Iowa Press, 2003).

"Man High" in Robert L. Giron, ed.. Poetic Voices without Borders 2 (Gival Press, 2009).

"Right & Wrong" in John B. Lee, ed., Body Language: A Head-to-Toe Anthology (Black Moss Press, Windsor, Canada, 2003)

"In the Garden of Lope de Vega" in Robert L. Giron, ed., Poetic Voices Without Borders (Gival Press, 2005)



Translations
(All contemporary Mexican literature, from Spanish to English, unless noted)

— Araceli Ardón
"It Is Nothing of Mine" (short story) in Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion, (Whereabouts Press 2006)

— Luis Alberto Ambroggio (Argentine-American)
Dangerous Beauty (Selected Poems 1987-2006), by Luis Alberto Ambroggio, edited by Yvette Neisser Moreno (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2009), contains translations by C.M. Mayo: "Deadlines"; "The Story"; "The Fallen."

— Agustín Cadena
"Lady of the Sea" (short story) Terra Incognita, 2004 and in Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion (Whereabouts Press, 2006)
"An Avocado from Michoacán" (short story) (Tameme Chapbook / Cuaderno #1, 2007)

— Álvaro Enrigue
"On the Death of the Author" (short story) in Best of Contemporary Mexican Fiction, edited by Álvaro Uribe and Olivia Sears, (Dalkey Archive, 2009)

—Fernando del Paso
"The Emperor in Miravalle" excerpt from a chapter in the novel Noticias del Imperio, in Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion (Whereabouts Press, 2006)

—Antonio Deltoro
Poems: "Cats"; "Kites," in Noise of Dreams/Ruido de Sueños, Ediciones El Tucán de Virginia, 1994; "The Plaza,"The Tree Is Older Than You Are, poetry and short stories from Mexico, Naomi Shihab Nye, editor, (Simon & Schuster, 1995)

—Eduardo Hurtado
Poems: "The Moth"; "Balloon,"Noise of Dreams/Ruido de Sueños, Ediciones El Tucán de Virginia, 1994; "The Fly"; "Balloon," The Tree Is Older Than You Are, poetry and short stories from Mexico, Naomi Shihab Nye, editor, (Simon & Schuster, 1995)

—Mónica Lavín
"Day and Night" (short story) in Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion (Whereabouts Press 2006); also in New World / New Words: Recent Writing from the Americas— a Bilingual Anthology, ed. Thomas Christensen with a forward by Gregory Rabassa (Two Lines, 2008)

"Fabric of a Life" (about Frida Kahlo's wardrobe) by Mónica Lavín, translated by C.M. Mayo,
Patek Philippe Magazine, Fall 2012

—Guadalupe Loaeza
"Oh Polanco!" (Literary prose) in Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion (Whereabouts Press 2006)

—Tedi López Mills
Poems: "Advertisement"; "Letter"; "On Reading Virgil," Reversible Monuments, Mónica De la Torre and Michael Wiegers, eds, (Copper Canyon Press, 2002)
"Island," Tameme, issue #1, 1999; "You Appear Dead to My Eyes," Noise of Dreams/Ruido de Sueños (Ediciones El Tucán de Virginia, 1994)

—Myriam Moscona
Poems: "Among the Olive Branches..." Noise of Dreams/Ruido de Sueños (Ediciones El Tucán de Virginia, 1994)

—Marianne Toussaint
Poem: "Morocco,"Tameme, issue #1, 1999

—Verónica Volkow
Poem: "In the Valley of Zapata"; "Veracruz," Noise of Dreams/Ruido de Sueños (Ediciones El Tucán de Virginia, 1994)

—Juan Villoro
"1975"(short story), Tameme, issue #3, 2003 (and with the title "One-Way Street") in Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion (Wherabouts Press, 2006)


Blog & Other Exclusively On-Line Material

Madam Mayo
Blogging regularly on various subjects since March 2006.

Giant Golden Buddha & 364 More 5 Minute Writing Exercises

Guest-Blogging: A Flourishing New Literary Genre and a Powerful Tool for Promotion (Plus 10 Tips for Coming Up with Your Own Guest-Blog Posts
First Person Plural, the blog of the Writer's Center, May 5, 2010

Harrowing Historicals: Haunted Historical Fiction
Guest-blog post for Hist Fic Chick October 15, 2010

What Connects You to the 1860s?

Guest-blog post for the book blog beatrice.com

Use an Egg-timer if You Must: The Five Minute Cure for Writer's Block
ForeWord Magazine Blog, Publishing Insider Column, March 4, 2009

One Dozen Books for the Novelist's Bookshelf
ForeWord Magazine Blog, Publishing Insider Column, March 11, 2009

Ten Tools for Organizing the Novel-in-Progress

ForeWord Magazine Blog, Publishing Insider Column, March 18, 2009

Writers' Blogs: What Works (& What Doesn't)
ForeWord Magazine Blog, Publishing Insider Column, March 25, 2009

12 Tips to Help You Hang in There and Finish Your Novel
Originally published a guest-blog post for Work-in-Progress, April 23, 2009 and The Writers Center's First Person Plural, May 13, 2009

A Book Group Meeting Menu
Reading Group Guides, June 8, 2009

Playlist for The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
Largehearted Boy, "Book Notes," guest-blog post, May 27, 2009

VCCA Guest-Blog Post
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Blog, guest-blog post, May 5, 2009

Potomac Review Blog
About "The Darling of Rosedale" (from issue 44 of the Potomac Review) the first chapter of the novel, The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, guest-blog post, May 5, 2009

Translator's Toolkit: One Dozen Tools for Organizing a Translation-in-Progress
Two Words: The Blog of the Center for the Art of Translation, guest-blog post, September 9, 2009

My Favorite Bookstore? C.M. Mayo Celebrates a Batch of Bookstores
Red Room Author Blog, November 4, 2009

Break the Block in Five Minutes
A Writing Life, guest-blog post, November 5, 2009

In Celebration of Literal: Latin American Voices / Voces Latinoamericanas
A talk by C.M. Mayo at the Feria Internacional del Libro, Guadalajara, Mexico, December, 2009 (Madam Mayo Blog)


Roundabouts

Through narrative...

Why attend a bookstore reading?


Other Publications (as
Catherine Mansell Carstens)

Las finanzas populares en México (Editorial Milenio, ITAM, CEMLA, 1995)
The result of pathbreaking research into how low-income Mexicans use credit, savings and payments services this book has been widely influential in Mexican microfinance policy circles. Still in print.

Las nuevas finanzas en México (Editorial Milenio, ITAM, IMEF, 1992)
A textbook on international finance. Widely utilized in both undergraduiate and graduate business and economics programs in Mexico. At one point a best-seller in Mexico, this book is Still in print.

Numerous reviews and articles on Mexican finance 1988-1996 in:

El Inversionista, Business Mexico, Ejecutivos de Finanzas, El Trimestre Económico, El Financiero, Hemisfile, Comercio Exterior, Mexico Journal, and many others.

 

AWARDS (As C.M. Mayo)

Fellowships to Writers Conferences

Fellow, Wesleyan Writers Conference, Middletown Connecticut, July 2000

Fellow in both fiction and nonfiction (Faculty member: Chris Offutt)

Fellow, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Middlebury College, Vermont, August 1996. Fellow in fiction (Faculty member: Thomas Mallon)

Walter E. Dakin Fellow, Sewanee Writers' Conference, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, July 1996. Fellow in fiction (Faculty members: Francine Prose and Mary Morris)


Residencies


Dobie Paisano Fellowship from the Texas Institute of Letters and the University of Texas at Austin, March - August 2000 (declined)

McDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, November 1995; June 1993

Ragdale Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, for January 2004

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, Virginia, January 2002; March 2001; March 2003; January 2005; September 2009

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York, August 1998; July 1995


Other Awards


Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism Article, Personal Comment (for "The Essential Francisco Sosa or, Picadou's Mexico City" in Creative Nonfiction), First Place (Gold), 2005

Washington Independent Writers Award for Personal Essay, 2007 (For "From Mexico to Miramar or, Across the Lake of Oblivion" in Massachusetts Review)

Washington Independent Writers Award for Personal Essay, 2005 (For "The Essential Francisco Sosa or, Picadou's Mexico City" in Creative Nonfiction)

Washington Independent Writers Award for Poem, 2005 (For "Man High" in BorderSenses)

Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism Article, Cultural Journalism (for "A Touch of Evil" on Tijuana, in Fourth Genre) First Place (Gold), November 2003

Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism Article, Environmental Tourism (for "Lay Thine Hand Upon Him" on whale watching, in The Massachusetts Review) Third Place (Bronze), November 2003

Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, Washington DC,
Selected artist, "Our Voices, Our Images" Exhibition, part of the Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, for two poems ("The Sea is Cortez" and "NAFTA"), September 2003

Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Reading Series, Washington DC
Selected reader, June 2002

Texas Institute of Letters, Finalist (one of two) for the Stanley Walker Award for Best Work of Journalism in a Daily Newspaper (for "Underground Art in Lower California, Wall Street Journal, March 5, 1998)

Flannery O'Connor Award, The University of Georgia Press, 1994 (for publication of Sky Over El Nido, 1995)

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