TPbehindstupaclose72.jpgPacific Northwest poet Timothy Pilgrim welcomes you!

Sample a new poem below (changed every few weeks).

Pilgrim published poems (linked above too) links 370 accepted or published poems, most accompanied by one of his photos or photo-illustrations. 

Pilgrim new unpublished poetry (also linked above) has recent poems still out to journals.

Pilgrim older unpublished poems offers poems written years ago, but not yet published.

Pilgrim's 2016 book of 33 poemsMapping water, can be purchased from nonprofit publisher, Flying Trout Press.

His poetry is also included in Noisy Water, an anthology of pets 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); and Weathered Pages: The Poetry Pole (Blue Begonia 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 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 teacher

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

New Pilgrim poem

Executive orders
Pathetic, sad, blacktop the trees,
they bloom disease. Brick in
air we breathe. Drill moonlight 
as it arrives, also glaciers, floes,
Arctic ice. Back-fill mesas, plains, 
everything flat. Strip-mine rivers,
streams, frack green plants.
Spray buffalo, crows, antelope,
clearcut bees, butterflies, goats. 
Driftnet muskrats, bats, deer, 
their fawns, pave the whales 
until they’re gone. Build a wall,
blot out the sun. Make living
in darkness cool for once.
                            Timothy Pilgrim


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

    Site updated March 2017