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Timothy Pilgrim, a Pacific Northwest poet whose work explores loss, hope and redemption, 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) has more than 200 published and accepted poems -- each accompanied by a Pilgrim photo.

His work has appeared in dozens of online and print literary journals and is included 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).

He is also one of three authors of Bellingham Poems (published 2014 by Flying Trout Press -- the book is available to order online at Bellingham Poems -- see photo of the cover below).

New, raw, unpublished poems are located at Pilgrim's newest poems.

Older, unpublished poems are at Unpublished Pilgrim poetry (linked above too).

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

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Buying a little adobe something-or-other in Santa Fe

(with a nod to Alex Vouri)

If it does not work out -- the dream
to have a fleet of food trucks,

 

four people, four trucks, kick back,
and do nothing because no longer

  

will you have a goddamn thing
to worry about -- one option would be

 

hitchhike through the Southwest,
roll out your bag in dark desert,

 

lie flat, inhale the whole Milky Way
as you quell fear of flash floods,

 

tarantulas, scorpions, snakes
then at dawn hike canyons, ruins,

 

climb sandstone cliffs, burn sage,
later get some lame job in a gallery,

 

save your pay to buy a little adobe 
something-or-other in Santa Fe.
 
                              Timothy Pilgrim

   (copyrighted Timothy Pilgrim photo: self-portrait at Zion National Park)

    Site updated January 2015