Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. He is also the author of the chapbook Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, the poetry collection Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire, and the collection of short fiction, This Is Not Happening to You. His work has been published in Australia, China, India, Singapore, the Philippines, and in many venues in the US, including the anthologies Long Island Noir, and the Brooklyn Poets Anthology. He’s run workshops in poetry and prose at many international locations, including Australia, China, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. He’s a certified yoga instructor, an avid scuba diver, and his past addresses include extended residencies in Shanghai, Manila, London, Florence, New Orleans, Boston, Miami, Andros Island, Bahamas, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, where he currently lives with his wife. He is on the Advisory Board of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators, and Whatabook (India). He’s been teaching in NYU’s Global Liberal Studies since the early 1990s.