C.M. Mayo's Podcast (Marfa Mondays & More)
Mainly Mexico, Sometimes Texas & Well Yonder. And Creative Writing. And Conversations with Other Writers.
C.M. Mayo at PEN San Miguel: The President of Mexico's Secret Book
January 25, 2015 11:43 PM PST
On January 13, 2015, as the first speaker of the 2015 PEN San Miguel series in Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, C.M. Mayo reads from and discusses her new book, Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual.
January 12, 2015 09:52 AM PST
As part of the occasional series Conversations with Other Writers, C.M. Mayo talks with Rose Mary Salum, founding editor of Literal Magazine and Literal Publishing, and editor of the visionary anthology Delta de las arenas: cuentos árabes, cuentos judíos, a collection of Jewish and Arab stories from Latin America. Recorded in Mexico City, November 2013. Visit her website at www.literalmagazine.com
Marfa Mondays 16: Tremendous Forms: Paul V. Chaplo on Finding Composition in the Landscape
January 02, 2015 12:27 AM PST
An interview with photographer Paul V. Chaplo, author of Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country. Recorded at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, October 2014. This is #16 in the 24 podcast series Marfa Mondays: Exploring Marfa, Texas and the greater Big Bend region www.cmmayo.com/marfa
> C.M. Mayo's home page (books, articles, and more)Marfa Mondays 15: Gifts of the Ancient Ones: Greg Williams on the Rock Art of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands
December 07, 2014 08:06 PM PST
An interview with Greg Williams, Executive Director of the Rock Art Foundation. Though the Rock Art Foundation has been working hard to spread the word, it still seems a well-kept secret that some of the most spectacular rock art in the world is tucked into the nooks and crannies of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Far West Texas (and into Coahuila, Mexico). I had the great privilege of being able to view some it, specifically, the rock art at Meyers Springs near the tiny border town of Dryden, Texas, through the tour offered by the Rock Art Foundation. Recorded at Meyers Springs Ranch on August 30, 2014. This is #15 in the 24 podcast series Marfa Mondays: Exploring Marfa, Texas and the greater Big Bend region www.cmmayo.com/marfa
> C.M. Mayo's home page (books, articles, and more)Marfa Mondays 14: Over Burro Mesa / The Kickapoo Ambassadors
November 03, 2014 10:45 PM PST
A hike over Burro Mesa into Apache Canyon in the Big Bend National Park, plus the reading of a brief translation from the memoir of Maximilian's gardener, Wilhelm Knechtel, about the Kickapoo ambassadors in 1865. This is #14 in the 24 podcast series, "Marfa Mondays: Exploring Marfa, TX & the Big Bend." www.cmmayo.com/marfa
> C.M. Mayo's home page (books, articles, and more)Marfa Mondays 13: Looking at Mexico in New Ways: An Interview with John Tutino
April 02, 2014 04:01 PM PDT
Interview with John Tutino, professor of the history of Mexico and the Americas in the History Department and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Professor Tutino is the author of Making a New World: Founding Capitalism in the Bajío and Spanish North America (Duke University Press) and editor of the anthology Mexico and Mexicans in the Making of the United States (University of Texas Press). This is #13 in the 24 podcast series, "Marfa Mondays: Exploring Marfa, TX & the Big Bend." www.cmmayo.com/marfa
> C.M. Mayo's home page (books, articles, and more)Marfa Mondays 12: Dallas Baxter, This Precious Place
September 16, 2013 11:16 PM PDT
Interview with Dallas Baxter, founding editor of Cenizo Journal. Recorded in February 2013 in Alpine, Texas. Baxter talks about the flowering of arts in the desert, the aftermath of 9/11, the challenges and delights of living in the Big Bend, and the story of a successful and dynamic print journal in this digital age. #12 in the 24 podcast series, "Marfa Mondays," which has been extended through 2015.
> C.M. Mayo's home page (books, articles, and more)Marfa Mondays 11: Cowboy Songs by Cowboys Michael Stevens, Craig Carter, and Doug Figgs
March 20, 2013 03:37 AM PDT
27th annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas: cowboy songs by cowboys Michael Stevens, Craig Carter and Doug Figgs-- and an interview with Michael Stevens. Recorded on February 23, 2013. This is #11 in the 24 podcast series, "Marfa Mondays: Exploring Marfa, TX & the Big Bend, 2012-2013."
> C.M. Mayo's home page (books, articles, and more)Marfa Mondays 10: A Visit to Swan House (C.M. Mayo Reads for PEN San Miguel de Allende)
February 16, 2013 09:28 PM PST
C.M. Mayo reading live for PEN San Miguel in the Teatro Angela Peralta, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, on January 29, 2013. After a brief consideration of literary travel writing in the digital age, Mayo reads from her article in the winter 2013 issue of Cenizo Journal, "A Visit to Swan House," about the Presidio, Texas teaching house of adobe visionary Simone Swan, which features Nubian vaults, constructed by means of an ancient technique rescued by Swan's mentor, the renowned Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy.
> C.M. Mayo's home page (books, articles, and more)Marfa Mondays 9: Mary Baxter, Painting the Big Bend
January 07, 2013 08:15 PM PST
Mary Baxter came to Marfa years ago for the horses and cattle business and stayed to paint the sky-haunted landscapes in a Sorolla-like play of light: mountains, plains, horses huddling beneath a cliff, a canyon bruised purple with twilight, gold grass, the visual Haiku of a red water tank. Recently returned to Marfa after a decade in (relatively nearby) Marathon, Texas, Mary Baxter talked to C.M. Mayo in her sun-filled studio in October 2012.
> C.M. Mayo's home page (books, articles, and more)
Award-winning travel writer and novelist C.M. Mayo hosts several podcast series here: "Conversations with Other Writers"; "Marfa Mondays: Exploring Marfa, Texas & Environs in 24 Podcasts 2012-2013"; "Podcasts for Writers," and more.
C.M. Mayo: award-winning literary journalist and novelist, host of the MARFA MONDAYS PODCASTING PROJECT and CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER WRITERS www.cmmayo.com C.M. Mayo is the author of METAPHYSICAL ODYSSEY INTO THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION: FRANCISCO I. MADERO AND HIS SECRET BOOK, SPIRITIST MANUAL (Dancing Chiva); THE LAST PRINCE OF THE MEXICAN EMPIRE(Unbridled Books), an historical novel based on the true story and named one of Library Journal's Best Books of 2009; the widely-lauded travel memoir, MIRACULOUS AIR: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico (Milkweed Editions) and SKY OVER EL NIDO (U Georgia Press), which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. A long-time resident of Mexico City and an avid translator of Mexican poetry and fiction, she is also the editor of an anthology of Mexican writing, MEXICO: A TRAVELER'S LITERARY COMPANION, which Mexican poet and critic David Huerta has called "one of the outstanding contemporary works on this country." Find out more about her many books and more at www.cmmayo.com
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