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Photo: Moss on the Rocks, by Lynda McKinney Lambert.




first snow – a Chapbook

Finishing Line Press, January 3, 2020

Listen to Lynda read: “Wild Geese in Winter” from first snow, chapbook.

Description of first snow –

Book Cover

From Finishing Line Press Fook Store

first snow

by Lynda McKinney Lambert

available as paper or hardback

Lynda McKinney Lambert, is a retired college professor of fine arts and humanities. Retirement from teaching opened the door for her to write full-time. She explores the themes of landscape, mythology, pilgrimage, fine arts and literature in her writing.

She loves walking through a meadow of wild flowers; gazing at a star-strewn sky; spending solitary winter days with her husband, Bob, their 4 rescued cats and 2 rescued dogs.

From the Back Cover:


first snow by Lynda McKinney Lambert


My grandmother knew the name of every bird by note and call who ever sang to the sun in the fields by her Wisconsin country home, and she knew the names of the trees by bark and needle and leaf in the woods.  In these days of urban desolation and digital isolation, it is harder and harder to keep hold of the once-common natural knowledge.  Here in Lynda Lambert’s poetry the vitality of the seasons are still felt, seen and heard.   Lambert notices the colors and sounds that surround us, those sights and odes that barely register through our buds and pads and windshields, and she names them for us and she remembers them for us.  In these poems, Lambert calls her readers to celebrate the blue spruce in the morning fog, to “stand in darkness / urging Blood Moon-arise and to be alive in the old ways.  “It feels like we have been here,” she says of one icy morning, “for a thousand years.”  In these pages, we have.

– Russell Streur – Editor of Plum Tree Tavern,  Author of Fault Zones.






Star Signs: New and Selected Poems

Description of Star Signs

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Description of the cover image of Star Signs, by Leonore Dvorkin, editor at DLD Books

Listen to Melissa Codden read  “Star Signs,”  from Star Signs, as published in Wordgathering Literary Magazine. Click on link below.

The late evening photo shows several delicate, bare trees in silhouette, leaning slightly to the right, against a violet-colored sky. There is a faint streak of pinkish light to the right of the trees, low on the horizon. Thousands of stars are visible in the sky. The solid black landscape below the trees appears to be the shore of a darkened lake, which is in the foreground. A few stars are reflected in the water. The overall impression is one of stillness and beauty. The predominant colors are black and violet, along with white pinpoints of starlight. The title and subtitle are in white at the top of the cover, and the author’s name is in white at the bottom.

Available at Smashwords in E-Book for $2.99

Available at Amazon in Audible, Kindle and Print

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Details, cover image, buying links, and free text preview: https://www.dldbooks.com/lyndalambert/

Excerpt from Prologue

Lynda Lambert covers a wide terrain of subjects and topics in this new book, from lights to legends to seasons, treating us to images and metaphors about plants, people and weather. She opens this large collection with the title poem, Star Signs, which walks us through the alphabet as it digs through thoughts, emotions and observations, “Using star signs to map out new terrain.”

Throughout this book of poems, these gems of poetic creation shimmer like beads on her fabric art, like bold brush strokes of color on her paintings, and reflect light like the gemstones on her prize–winning piece of mixed–media fiber artwork. It seems this entire collection is like a multifaceted mural.

Her attentiveness to nature and strong reflections from memory have woven from a collage of remnants a beautiful tapestry for us. It offers a wonderful feast for the eyes and the mind.

Wesley D. Sims, author of  Taste of Change.

Listen to  “Pathway Through the Woods.”

read by Lynda McKinney Lambert.

Walking by Inner Vision:

Stories & Poems

Photo of book cover, Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems. The cover is deep dark green, with a brilliant yellow wildflower - the flower is a Yellow Crown Beard. Lynda photographed the flower in the woods on one of her daily walks.

Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems

Description of Walking by Inner Vision– Book Cover

Front Cover of this book  features a dramatic photograph of a detailed view of Yellow Crown Beard. This photo was taken by  Lynda  in the woods near her home in western Pennsylvania. Brilliant  yellow flowers are a stark contrast against  the  rich  green background. The book has white text on the dark green background.

Cover Designed by David and Leonore Dvorkin, DLD Books.

Excerpt from the Introduction

I learned rapidly that no one knew what to do with me. No one in my family or circle of friends knew anything about blindness. My doctors understood how to diagnose me, but not what to do from there. I did not know anyone who had profound sight loss. For a few maddening months, I tried to figure out what to do next. I thought my life was over, since I could do nothing I had done previously.

What National Library Services has to say About This Book

Walking by inner vision: stories & poems DBC 11608

This book is free for readers who have sight loss or print disabilities through BARD and the National Library Services.

Lambert, Lynda McKinney. Reading time 5 hours, 14 minutes.
Read by Polly Slavet. A production of Perkins Library, Perkins School for the Blind.

Subjects: Biography of Persons with DisabilitiesShort StoriesPoetry

Description: Spare poems and thoughtful personal essays explore a year in the life of the author — an artist, teacher, and writer who lost most of her sight in middle age.

  • Available from BARD courtesy of the Perkins Library, Perkins School for the Blind.
  • Request DBC 11608
  • Digital talking book. 2 levels and 61 navigation points. Digitally mastered.
  • ISBN: 9781543121629., [Denver, CO] : DLD Books, [2017], Recorded from:
  • Full audio with structure. System requirements: Internet access and an NLS authorized digital talking book player. Contact your cooperating library for more information.
  • Women college teachers; Talking books; Poetry; Downloadable books; Short stories; Women artists; Pennsylvania; Nonfiction; Diaries

Available at Amazon in  AUDIBLE, KINDLE, PRINT

Available at  Smashwords as E-book for $3.99

What Smashwords says about Walking by Inner Vision

Pennsylvania artist and author Lynda M. Lambert invites readers into her world of profound sight loss to discover the nuances and beauty of a physical and spiritual world. She takes strands from mythology, history, and contemporary life and weaves a richly textured new fabric using images that are seen and unseen as she takes us on a year-long journey through the seasons. Photos by the author. More

Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage

Listen to Lynda reading,  “A Moment of Calm”

Description of Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage

Book Cover

Concerti: Psalms for the  Pilgrimage.
Stories and Poems by Lynda McKinney Lambert.

The background of this book cover is a  mixed media painting created by Lynda McKinney Lambert during one of her summers in Salzburg, Austria.  The overall colors are several shades of purple, violet, and lavender.  There is a pink rose in full bloom included in the painting and collaged elements.  The black text of the book title, Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage  is printed  over the collage art work.  Near the bottom of the book  cover, there is a solid band of lavender and on that band, the black text  says, Poems by Lynda Lambert

Excerpt from the Foreword

Light falling on Alpine villages,  a stone street in Berchtesgaden, the memorial at Lidice (where 88 children were among the 483 slaughtered in this Czech village). jagged mountains wrapped in mist, a Picasso or Miro’ hanging in a museum ,  the centuries-old domed cathedral  of Salzburg, fields blooming  with Queen Anne’s lace,–these are among Lynda Lambert’s  subjects in her first book of poems.  Each poem is a tribute to the thing itself, caught in a moment of time and introspection blended with her artist’s eye for color, light, texture…and tone…

-Terry White,  John Steinbeck:  The Good Companion, 2002.


  • Seeking Euphoria  – through art and writing.
  • I reveal what is forgotten, lost or invisible.


Photo:  Hallstatt, Austria. by Lynda McKinney Lambert.

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