Timothy Pilgrim (pictured above with Carolyn Dale on the slope below Mt. Baker in Washington state) is a native of Montana and is associate professor emeritus at Western Washington University in Bellingham, near Seattle.
Pilgrim has a Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Washington (Seattle, 1989), an M.A. in Communications from UW (1987), an M.A. in English from the University of Montana (Missoula, 1971) and a B.S. in Secondary Education from Western Montana College (Dillon, 1969).
Pilgrim has published in the United States, Canada, Bulgaria, Australia and the United Kingdom over 315 poems in poetry journals, literary journals, magazines, anthologies and news periodicals.
He has a new book of poetry, Mapping Water (Flying Trout Press), and his work is included in anthologies such as Idaho's Poets: A Centennial Anthology (University of Idaho Press), Weathered Pages: The Poetry Pole (Blue Begonia Press), Tribute to Orpheus 2 (Kearney Street Books) and the 2015 anothology, Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington.
He is also one of three featured poets in Bellingham Poems (Flying Trout Press), published December 2014. He is also a three-time winner of the Sue Boynton Poetry Contest.
Along with editor and writer Carolyn Dale, his wife, he published in 2006 a conceptually-based journalism editing text, Fearless Editing (Pearson), republished in 2015 by Focal Press. See her work, especially monthly essays in a section called "Present Imperfect" at Carolyn Dale -- writer and editor .
Pilgrim also published in 1997 his doctoral dissertation as a book titled Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained (Ablex), about newspaper preservation.
Over the years, he has published a bevy of articles about mass media, mass communication and journalism -- and has worked as a newspaper reporter, editor, correspondent, free-lancer and photographer.
He has two children, three grandchildren -- and, now, only one cat, although the neighbors' cats hangs around a lot.
His hobbies are running, dancing, snorkeling, protesting (against war, for military budget cuts to pay for universal national health care, for ending launches of nuclear materials into space, etc.), flyfishing, and exploring ruins of the U.S. Southwest. He has completed five marathons -- but now only rides a bicycle and walks and does yoga nearly every day.
(copyrighted Timothy Pilgrim photos: cats, Shay and Brio, left; Timothy Pilgrim and Carolyn Dale on Mt. Baker in Whatcom County, Wash.)