Tim Mayo’s most recent collection of poems, Thesaurus of Separation (Phoenicia Publishing, Montreal), will make its reading debut here at Bookstock. Poet Patricia Fargnoli says that “Mayo’s carefully structured book deals with the multiple forms of separation: separation from the past, from a sense of family, a sense of belonging and ultimately from the self. His poems capture the sense of alienation many of us feel in this contemporary world.” A past participant of The Burlington Book Festival and the Brattleboro Literary Festival, Mayo’s poems and reviews have appeared in Narrative Magazine, Poetry International, Poet Lore, River Styx, Salamander, San Pedro River Review, Tar River Poetry, Web Del Sol Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse Daily, and The Writer’s Almanac. Among his honors are five Pushcart Nominations and Top Finalist for the Paumanok Award. Mayo lives and works in Brattleboro, VT, where he is still a student of flying trapeze at the New England Center for Circus Arts.