Author of Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution, etc.
Winner of the Gival Press Poetry Award
Forthcoming, Spring 2019
"The first thing
we notice while reading C.M. Mayo is her motion, her flow, silkline
after line summoning us through story. This gift can't be manufactured.
It comes from a writer, seasoned and smart, with something to
say and the literary confidence to say it. I believe this is
Mayo's best workperfect words without artifice; characters
and situations made permanent; a triumph of language as a natural
art. She brings flowers to the living."
Odyssey Into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and his
Secret Book, Spiritist Manual
In a blend of personal essay and a rendition of deeply researched metaphysical and Mexican history that reads like a novel, award-winning writer and noted literary translator C.M. Mayo provides a rich introduction and the first English translation of Spiritist Manual, the secret book by Francisco I. Madero, leader of Mexico's 1910 Revolution and President of Mexico, 1911-1913
The Last Prince of
The novel based on the true story
"a crucial period in Mexican history... an engaging story
brimming with majestic ambition." Publisher's Weekly
A Library Journal Best Book 2009
Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico
Now available in paperback from Milkweed Editions and in Kindle
"One of the best books ever about Baja California. Highly recommended"
Mexico: A Traveler's
Edited by C.M. Mayo: a portrait of Mexico in a dazzling collection of fiction and prose by 24 Mexican writers, many translated for the first time.
"It will open your eyes, fill you with pleasure and render our perennial vecinos a little less distante."
Los Angeles Times Book Review
Sky Over El Nido
Winner, Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
"A remarkable literary debut... tautly fashioned prose, alive with myriad turns of phrase as on-target as they are idiosyncratic."
Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
In-progress: World Waiting for a Dream:
A Turn in Far West Texas
||For a selection of essay-length works, including "Disptach from the Sister Republic or, Papelito Habla," please visit my articles and essays page and/or my ebooks page.|