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All his new unpublished poems are available here (also linked at the upper right): Pilgrim new unpublished poetry

His older unpublished poems can be found here: Pilgrim older unpublished poems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

Existential haircut

White sheet draped over me,
not yet funeral home nor church,
 
razor danced to sharpness
on leather strap, each reflection
 
is mirrored inside another,
endless backs of head, gray curls
 
repeated into far distance
until that faint version of myself
 
becomes so minute it promises
little hope at all. Likely,
 
the barber wields tiny scissors,
finishes me off with miniature razor,
 
scrapes away my final reflection --
when we vanish, what do we pay. 

                              Timothy Pilgrim

 

   (copyrighted photo by Eugene Dale: Timothy Pilgrim)

    Site updated August 2015