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’ statements into poems.
“As a poet and prose writer, Tim Tomlinson has an acute sense of character and place, and is particularly skilful in portraying voices that are manifestly not his own, skills that come to the fore in his presentation of witnesses to an historic tragedy.”
-- Jennifer Mackenzie, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal