Phoenicia Editor/Publisher Elizabeth Adams, left, and author Tim Mayo, right. (Photo by Jonathan Sa'adah)
In April, we were happy to meet poet Tim Mayo, whose new book, Thesaurus of Separation, we'll be publishing in July. Tim is from Brattleboro, Vermont, and, as some Phoenicia readers know, our own Vermont roots extend back into the mid-1970s.
We met Tim for lunch at the bakery/cafe of the King Arthur Flour Company in Norwich, Vermont, where we had a wide-ranging conversation about poetry, living in Vermont, French and French-Canadians (Tim grew up with a French-Canadian family and is fluent in the language), people we know in common, prior experiences of being edited and published, and, of course, Tim's book itself. It was fun to get to know each other better and establish a face-to-face relationship; in spite of the ease of doing this work via the internet, I'm always so pleased when it's possible to meet the authors in person. But who would have thought we'd still be wearing these jackets a month later! It's time for real spring in the north country!
By now the book is edited, designed, and in the final stages of production; we've received wonderful blurbs; and Tim has been invited to read at a number of events this summer and fall -- details to be announced soon. We're very excited and hope you will be too.
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