TPbehindstupaclose72.jpgPacific Northwest poet Timothy Pilgrim welcomes you to his creative work!

Pilgrim published poems  has over 400 poems accepted or published, each accompanied by a photo or photo-illustration by Pilgrim or Carolyn Dale. 

Pilgrim new unpublished poetry  has recent poems being considered by journals but not yet accepted for publication.

Pilgrim older unpublished poems offers poems written years ago but not yet accepted for publication.

Read a new Pilgrim poem (changed every few weeks) just below.

Mapping water, Pilgrim's 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 poets 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); Weathered Pages: The Poetry Pole (Blue Begonia Press); and Bellingham Poems (Flying Trout Press)

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See more of his 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 provides 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

Enjoy. Thanks for visiting!


New Pilgrim poem

 

Vast silence

(with a nod to Ted Chiang)

 

Natives captive a lifetime, forbidden 

to speak. Requests for water, food

 

sent by nod, wave, blink. Their language 

ignored, never embraced, explored. 

 

With the last death, gone, any chance

to know beautiful stories, poems, songs. 

 

At the end, only vast silence.

On dungeon wall, a message, the lettering,

 

crude. Scrawled in English,

you are good we loved you.

                               Timothy Pilgrim

 

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

    Site updated December 2017