Songs for the Pilgrimage.
by Lynda McKinney Lambert. –

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Songs for the Pilgrimage at Apple Books

Revised and Expanded edition,  2021 – from my first published book, Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage, Kota Press, 2002.


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Songs for the Pilgrimage by Lynda McKinney Lambert.



Expanded & Revised Edition – Edited and Designed by DLD Books 2021.

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Poems, journal entries, thoughtful personal stories, meditations on Psalms in the Bible.





Lynda expanded and revised a new edition of her first book, published by Kota Press in 2003.

Songs for the Pilgrimage is the expanded & revised new edition, published in December 2021.


This new book features original journal writings, thoughtful personal essays, meditations on the Psalms, photos and poems from 1988 to 2021.


Join the Pilgrimage and travel with Lynda McKinney Lambert on an ever-expanding life journey from her rural home in western Pennsylvania to locations around the world.  Her writings take the reader along through physical and spiritual locations and explorations.



Paperback, hardback, e-book, Kindle,Coming SOON on BARD.This new book is being narrated at Perkins Library at this time by Polly Slavet.


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 First snow – a chapbook

by Lynda McKinney Lambert

Published: Leah Maines, Finishing Line Press   January 3, 2020

30 Wintry-Themed Poems –


In this new collection of thirty wintry-themed poems, Lynda shares her insight into the beautiful serenity and colors of nature in a way that others seldom see.  Her ability to articulate the unseen qualities of an entire season is remarkable.

The vitality of the seasons is still felt, seen, and heard. Lambert notices the colors and sounds that surround us. 

~Russell Streur, editor Plum Tree Tavern and author of Fault Zones.


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Star Signs: New and Selected Poems

Full-length book of poetry by Lynda McKinney Lambert.
Available on Amazon, Smashwords, and all retail booksellers. Kindle, Paperback, Hardback, BARD and e-book.


Star Signs: New & Selected Poems

By Lynda McKinney Lambert

Edited and Designed by DLD Books, 2019




54 Poems, 145 pages – from 1980s to Present

This is my only full-length book of POETRY at this time.

Award-winning American poet, Lynda McKinney Lambert’s collection of fifty-four poems from her international career in fine art and writing.

Lynda’s mission statement is reflected in her poetry.  Through her art works and writing  she celebrates euphoria through her Christian worldview.


Narrated by Lillian Yves and Vincent Lee Grayson for Audible and BARD.

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Read Lynda’s  April Newsletter for the SCOOP on what she has been doing for the past three months – Read it NOW.

Lynda McKinney Lambert in Puerto Rico.


Lynda, a retired professor, authored 5 published books that focus on spare poems and thoughtful personal essays.


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Retired professor , Lynda McKinney Lambert ,cares for  2 dogs and 6 cats, all rescued. Lynda’s predilection is nature, fine arts and humanities. 

She has been married to Bob Lambert for sixty-one years, and the couple have five children who are grown and have children of their own. Lynda loves retirement from teaching because she now works full-time at her writing and art.


“Life is precious at every age”  ~ Lynda McKinney Lambert

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Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems

by Lynda McKinney Lambert

Edited and Designed by DLD Books, 2017

16 Poems, 27 non-fiction essays, 182 pages


Paperback, Hardback, Audible, Kindle, e-book, and NLS BARD


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Narrated by  Lillian Yves  for Audible and BARD.



Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage,
Kota Press 2002.


Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage

By Lynda Lambert

Published by Kota press, January 1, 2002

Out of Print – but Amazon usually has copies by private book sellers.

Lynda has a few that she will sign and send to you if you request that.  contact:

This is Lynda’s first published collection. Here, she develops her subject matter that is the core of her writings for the years that follow.

Her predominant themes are:

Nature – Landscape

Place – Journey

Physical & Spiritual Mystery


While her poems begin with keen descriptions of a place, she then moves the reader into a sense of mystery through her powerful reflections and insistent music. Always there is the notion of both a physical and spiritual journey, a pilgrimage.

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Lynda’s Story

Lynda Lambert lives in the Village of Wurtemburg, located in Western Pennsylvania’s foothills.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania – BFA in painting 1989.

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In 1987 she received a month-long painting fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vt.  (located in the Green Mountains of Vermont)

In 1988 she was granted  a month-long painting fellowship at the Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA. (Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia)


In 1991, she earned the MFA in Painting at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.  See more about the fine art program Here.

Following graduation from WVU, she traveled to Austria, Czech Republic, Italy  and Germany. She enjoyed a month-long drawing course offered by Slippery Rock University of PA at this time.

She decided that she would create a program and teach  drawing and writing in Europe during future summers.

She returned to the US and accepted a position in California where she was a college Grants Specialist from 1991 – 1993. During this time Lynda was working on her MA degree in English at Slippery Rock University of PA.  See more

In January 1993, she returned to Pennsylvania to accept a position as executive director of the Hoyt Institute of Fine arts. Here.

During her tenure at the Hoyt, she completed the MA degree in English at Slippery Rock University of 1994.

Lynda  worked on this degree from 1989 through 1994. Lynda’s passion is Poetry. Her final research project for the MA degree was on the poetry of 3 poets (John Donne,  William Carlos Williams,Robert Bly).

On Lynda’s  days off from museum management, she painted and created wood-cut prints in her studio.  After working during the days at the museum, she worked in her studio each night from 9pm to midnight, crating work that was exhibited world-wide and nationally.

Lynda served as Executive Director at the Hoyt until the fall of 1996. She accepted a tenure track position at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA.

Teaching fine art and humanities  was a life-long dream for Lynda.

Her desire was to teach at the college level where she could help students who wanted to pursue the fine arts,English, or Humanities.

After she began her work a Geneva College, she was able to honor her promise to spend her summers in Europe and to take students on month-long drawing and writing programs each year. Her first course with students was the summer of 1998. This was 7 years after she vowed to do this to help others have an experience to travel and study internationally.  Lynda  continued this program until l her retirement in the fall of 2008.

During the yearly semesters at the Geneva campus, she taught courses in Humanities, advanced studies in literature, and studio courses in various genres. She also participated in teaching experiences each spring in Arizona and Puerto Rico.

Lynda is an advocate for international studies for students of all levels in education.

Lynda’s first book is Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage.

Her first book was published as her  tenure project. In addition to writing this book, Lynda  created an exhibition of art works completed during her summer in Europe.

The exhibition, TRUNK SHOW,  traveled across the US to galleries and museums for 3 years.


Retirement in 2008, gave Lynda the opportunity to continue her art and writing projects full-time. Since retirement in 2008, she has published 5 books of poetry and non-fiction essays.




Lynda McKinney Lambert – Author/Artist

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