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.
“Several sources of philosophical unease cast their shadow throughout the book: identity, how to live, authenticity, and the suffering of others. But suffusing all of these areas are two underlying attitudes—a Whitmanesque sense of acceptance and openness as well as an ultimate skepticism and need for deflation. For with Tomlinson nothing seems rejected out of hand.”
-- Robert Kramer, American Book Review