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), Weathered Pages: The Poetry Pole (Blue Begonia Press) and Bellingham Poems (published 2014 by Flying Trout Press -- see photo of the book 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New, raw, unpublished poems are located at Pilgrim's newest poems.

Older, unpublished poems are at Unpublished Pilgrim poetry (linked above too).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


Skipping rope

With deep breath, much faith,
it is possible to run in,

believe they won't inch back,
hold rope too high,
prevent whisk, whisk on brick,
force jumps, not skips,

whirled snake biting ankle, 
shin, thigh. Luck has a bit

to do with it -- judge height,
time right, not something

the uncourageous can achieve --
at risk, tripped up

by hot peppers, rope spun
at break-knee speed. 

Once inside, hopping, 
hoping, beginning to breathe,
rope slowed, the end coming 
as previously agreed. 
                               Timothy Pilgrim

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

    Site updated December 2014