C.M. Mayo (1961 -) was born in El Paso, Texas, raised in Northern California, educated at the University of Chicago, and has been living in Mexico City on and off since 1986. She resided in Washington DC in 1980-81 when she attended the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and again, variously, between 1999 and 2012. The author of several books on Mexico-- most recently, Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution, winner of the National Indie Excellence Award for History and the novel The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, a Library Journal Best Book of 2009-- her poetry has been published in numerous literary journals, among them, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, BorderSenses, Gargoyle, Natural Bridge, Saint Ann's Review, and Witness, and in anthologies, including Robert L. Giron's Poetic Voices without Borders and Virgil Suarez and Ryan G. van Cleaves' Red, White, and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America, among others. Mayo has been a featured reader in noted Washington DC area poetry series including Café Muse; Iota Poetry Series; Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series; and the Nora School.
In 2008 Grace Cavalieri interviewed her for the Library of Congress series "The Poet and the Poem."