Timpilgrimjune2016.jpgPacific Northwest poet Timothy Pilgrim welcomes you! Sample a new poem below (changed every few weeks).

Pilgrim published poems (linked above too) has over 335 published poems, most accompanied here by one of his photos or photo-illustrations. 

Newer unpublished poems are available at Pilgrim new unpublished poetry (also linked above).

Unpublished poems from a while ago can be found at Pilgrim older unpublished poems.

A 2016 book of 33 Pilgrim poems, titled Mapping water (see the cover below), is available from Flying Trout Press.

Bellingham Poems, with poetry by Chuck Luckmann, Paul Piper and Pilgrim, is also available from Flying Trout Press.

Pilgrim's work is included in Noisy Water, an anthology of Whatcom County, Wash., poets (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); and Weathered Pages: The Poetry Pole (Blue Begonia Press). The poem, "Wrong a lot," is featured on a pedestal outside the Bellingham Public Library. 


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 section called Present Imperfect.

Stories of the pioneer life of the family of Ella P. Jordan Dale -- called Memoirs: Life on the Farm for the Seven Jordan Sisters 1890-1919, and edited by Dale -- can be purchased as an e-book from Smashwords.com (where the Kindle format is available), BarnesandNoble.com, nationalbookstore.com, ebookmarket.org, ibooks at Apple and others.

 As an emeritus associate professor at Western Washington University, Pilgrim also offers 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, Timothy Pilgrim -- poet and teacherEnjoy -- and thanks for visiting!

New Pilgrim poem

Groom rescue at Semiahmoo Spit
Nose rings, blue tattoos, I see
mirror panic in park restroom. 
His tux is on right. The tie hangs free,
unknotted, loose. He loops
the ends  — five tries, no luck.
Stranger turned savior, I put it
around my neck, wide end shorter,
draped to the right. Snake
the narrow tip under, over,
slip into a narrow slit, spread 
by two fingers, pull down slowly,
adjust a bit. I free myself again, 
drop silk noose over groom’s head --
move it under the collar, look him
in pierced eye, pull the knot tight.

                            Timothy Pilgrim

   (copyrighted photo: Timothy Pilgrim)

    Site updated September 2016