TPbehindstupaclose72.jpgPacific Northwest poet Timothy Pilgrim welcomes you!

Sample a new poem (changed every few weeks) at the bottom of the page.

Pilgrim published poems (also linked above) is the portal to 383 poems accepted or published poems, most accompanied by a Pilgrim photo or photo-illustration. 

Pilgrim new unpublished poetry (linked above too) has recent poems still out to journals.

Pilgrim older unpublished poems offers poems written years ago, but not yet published.

Mapping water, his book of poems published in 2016, 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). 

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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 Smashwords.com (with a Kindle format), 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 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

Letter from Judith Gap
 (for Dan Breeden)
 
I was lost before I was lost,
missed myself in Reed Point,
Melville, then Checkerboard,
those two colonies, a side trip 
 
to Barber, Roundup, Shawmut 
on the way back. It seems 
I cannot get a compass right,
let alone figure some way out —
 
Eddies Corner as a start, on to Roy, 
Mosby, Belt, Clinton, by chance
find the Columbia, Astoria, the sea.
A friend who loves rescue says
 
rent a place at the reservoir,
plant strands of wire, wait for spring,
see if barbs grow. Better, I move
to Wilsall, find a cabin, sleep alone,
 
dream I become a professor 
of loss — like Duras, find it, itself,
not to be the end, instead,
a great darkness falling, merely
 
the beginning of forgetting. 
A way to speak of love that’s lost — 
to become certain the end 
does not become the end.
                               Timothy Pilgrim

 

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

    Site updated May 2017