Tim Tomlinson

Tim Tomlinson is a writer based in New York, where he is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop. His poems, stories and essays have been published widely in Asia and the US, including the chapbook Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse (Finishing Line Press) and the collection Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire (Winter Goose)

Posts by Tim Tomlinson

King Cobra

A poem by Tim Tomlinson


The dog’s barking woke them –

a cobra had entered the house


and now, reared up, hood flared,

the snake stared down the barking dog,


who snapped and pawed and feinted. 

Roy, from Chicago, froze.