WRITING THE ADDICT — a six-week online course

Writing the Addict: A Multi-Genre Workshop in the Representation of Addiction In this six-week online course, participants consider the ways that addiction has been written about in poetry, memoir, and fiction, then borrow premises and strategies to launch their own...

Blurbs for This Is Not Happening to You

Come September, my collection of short fiction, This Is Not Happening to You, arrives. Early reads have been positive, and I’m so thankful to Sheila Kohler and Bronwen Hruska for providing the following endorsements.  These spare, unsentimental, and skillful...

Evaluating John Lennon’s Evaluations

I came across this YouTube video of John Lennon’s 18 most hated Beatles’ songs. This is my take on his take. What’s yours? “A Taste of Honey”: yes, piece of crap. C-. “It’s Only Love”: wrong, love it, even the tremelo’d guitar that made Lennon...

This Is Not Happening to You is a collection of short stories that range from Bimini to Shanghai. They concern, among other things, identity, addiction, delusion, and desire in language that’s been called poetic, Zen-like, and soaked in a sensibility reeking of New York. It’s due out in September, 2017.

Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire, is a full-length collection of poems that address issues pertaining to childhood, adolescence, self-destruction, and self-discovery. It draws on Tim’s experience in many of the places he’s lived.

Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse is the result of Tim’s work in Leyte and Samar, Philippines. He gathered oral histories from survivors of Super-typhoon Yolanda, which, in November 2013, killed over ten thousand. He reconfigured survivors’ statement into poems.

The Portable MFA in Creative Writing is the craft book Tim helmed for New York Writers Workshop. He contributed its introduction and the chapter on fiction. Now in its fourth printing, it’s sold over 30,000 copies and is in use from China and the Philippines to Iceland and all across the USA.