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Timothy Pilgrim, a Pacific Northwest poet whose work explores loss, hope and redemption -- all the while mapping water -- gives you a warm and hopeful welcome! 

Below, sample a newer poem -- he posts a different one every few weeks.

Pilgrim published poems (linked above too) includes 259 poems, each accompanied by one of Pilgrim's photo.

His work has appeared in several dozen online and print literary journals -- and in anthologies, collections and other publications.

Pilgrim poems can also be found in Idaho's Poets: A Centennial Anthology (University of Idaho Press), Tribute to Orpheus II (Kearney Street Books) and Weathered Pages: The Poetry Pole (Blue Begonia Press).

In addition, he is one of three authors of Bellingham Poems (published 2014 by Flying Trout Press, a nonprofit publisher -- the book is available to order online at Bellingham Poems -- cover shown below left).

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All his new unpublished poems are available here (also linked at the upper right): Pilgrim new unpublished poetry

His older unpublished poems can be found here: Pilgrim older unpublished poems

Pilgrim also posts mass media educational material and provides links to alternative media voices.

 If you wish, explore information about the rich getting richer in America, government lies and propaganda, fake journalism, and a potpourri of media criticism at his Western Washington University site, Timothy Pilgrim -- poet and teacher. He is emeritus associate professor of journalism there.

Enjoy -- and thanks for visiting!


 

New Pilgrim poem

 

Barbershop mirrors
 
Not funeral home, not church,
white sheet draped over me,
 
barber dancing razor to sharpness
along leather strap, I focus
 
on endless mirrors, each reflected
inside another -- back of my head
 
brown curls hunted down by gray
repeated into the distance
 
until I am so small
I wonder if this faint version
 
of me has any brains at all
and if the tiny barber will wield
 
miniature razor, finish me off
with small comb, tiny scissors  --
 
final fleeting thought, very stray,
if I vanish, do I pay. 

                              Timothy Pilgrim

 

   (copyrighted photo by Eugene Dale: Timothy Pilgrim)

    Site updated July 2015