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Poetry by Michael Mayo
two collections:

Poetry by Michael Mayo, Book II, The Book of Awakenings


Poetry by Michael Mayo, book I, All Fall Down

Click on either of the above titles to go to the poetry: gay poems, haiku, quatrains, political, nature, spiritual and love

The collection of poems All Fall Down was originally published by Seismograph Publications in 1987 in San Francisco, California.

The collection of poems The Book of Awakenings is a work in progress. Part I was written in San Francisco. Parts II and III were written in Puerto Vallarta, and all are in chronological order.

© Copyright 1987-2013 by Michael Mayo.
All rights reserved. The poetry appearing is these pages is protected under U.S. and International Copyright Laws and may not be reproduced, reprinted, re-transmitted or altered in any manner without the express written consent of the poet.

Michael Mayo was born in Syracuse, New York.  Studies in biology, history and political science at the University of Maine at Orono, Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada and the University of Delaware in Newark.  Has worked as a laborer, agricultural assistant, paralegal, foreman, lab technician, clerk, proof-reader, rental agent, security guard and on the assembly line. Travelled by rail and hitch-hiked extensively in Europe. Active in ecological, anti-apartheid, peace and gay liberation-rights movements.Won a 1987 American Book Award for editing Practising Angels: A Contemporary Anthology of San Francisco Bay Area Poetry. Has been living a charmed life in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico since early 1993 after residing for ten years in San Francisco.


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Michael J. Mayo
Carretera a Mismaloya 101 Esq. Abedul
Costa Linda #11
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
C.P. 48380  Mexico

Tel: 011-52-322-222-6918
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