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...

NEW YORK WRITERS WORKSHOP @ 12 ST. MARK’S PLACE

Happy to announce the new residence for New York Writers Workshop, starting the weekend of Jan 28-29, at Arts on Site, 12 St. Mark’s Place. My two-day intensive, Person, Place, Poem, Prose, leads off, followed by intensives offered by Ravi Shankar, then Charles...

READING Jan 19

Come to a Poetry Reading at Station Independent Projects featuring Colette Inez, Tim Tomlinson and Ellen Pober Rittberg. Thursday, January 19 at 7 PM – 9 PM EST Station Independent Projects 138 Eldridge Street, Suite 2F, New York, New York 10002 bios Colette...

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.