TPbehindstupaclose72.jpgTimothy Pilgrim, a Pacific Northwest poet, welcomes you!

In the menu above, Pilgrim published poems links to more than 405 published (or accepted) poems, each accompanied by a photo or photo-illustration.

Pilgrim new unpublished poetry  links to newer poems being considered by journals but not yet accepted.

Pilgrim older unpublished poems offers older unpublished poems.

Mapping water, Pilgrim's book of poems (published in 2016) can be purchased from nonprofit publisher, Flying Trout Press.

Pilgrim's poems can also be found in the following: Noisy Water, an anthology of poets in Whatcom County of Washington (Other Mind Press); Poetry Walk: The Second Five Years (Poetry Walk Press); Idaho's Poets: A Centennial Anthology (University of Idaho Press); Tribute to Orpheus II (Kearney Street Books); Weathered Pages: The Poetry Pole (Blue Begonia Press); and Bellingham Poems (Flying Trout Press)


See more of Pilgrim's photography and the work of writer and editor, Carolyn Dale (his wife) at Carolyn Dale -- writer and editor. Her monthly humorous, informative, witty essays are available in the BLOG section called Present Imperfect.

An e-book of stories of the pioneer life of the Ella P. Jordan Dale family -- called Memoirs: Life on the Farm for the Seven Jordan Sisters 1890-1919 (edited by Carolyn Dale) is available from (with a Kindle format),,,, ibooks at Apple and others.

 As an emeritus associate professor at Western Washington University, Pilgrim also provides information about the rich in America getting richer, government lies and propaganda, fake journalism, and a potpourri of media criticism -- as well as links to dozens of ALTERNATIVE MEDIA. See his WWU website, which receives over 3 million hits each year -- Timothy Pilgrim -- poet and teacherEnjoy. Thanks for visiting!

Sample new Pilgrim poem 

Vast silence

(with a nod to Ted Chiang)


Natives captive a lifetime, forbidden 

to speak. Requests for water, food


sent by nod, wave, blink. Their language 

ignored, never embraced, explored. 


With the last death, gone, any chance

to know beautiful stories, poems, songs. 


At the end, only vast silence.

On dungeon wall, a scrawled message,


in English, the lettering, crude --

you are good we loved you.

                               Timothy Pilgrim


   (copyrighted Carolyn Dale photo: Timothy Pilgrim behind cairn, Table Mountain, near Mt. Baker, Washington state)

    Site updated January 2018