Interview with Lynda McKinney Lambert

Published 2019-03-09.
What is your writing process?
My creative process is in clearly defined steps.
First - I become aware of non-verbal impulses - a sort of fluttering inside of me.
It is like a gentle sense of urgency that is something physical I begin to feel.

Second - I begin to order the space in which I work. I organize any clutter, sort through any put papers or items . I cannot work if there is disorder because it is a distraction.

Third - I begin to lay down a structure on which the poem, essay, or artwork will begin.

Fourth - I work back and forth between ADDING and SUBTRACT ING. I BUILD and I DESTROY.
It is a dance with materials - senses - images. I order chaos and find balance.
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Books by This Author

Each Day Holds Some Small Joy: Poems
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2024 . Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Nature, Poetry » Female authors
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Poems in this collection were gleaned from my memories over the decades and from the gardens I tend now. My hope is that you will also find some small pleasures in my little poems.
Songs for the Pilgrimage
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 18,080. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2021 . Categories: Poetry » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A pilgrimage is a religious journey. Pilgrimage has been an abiding theme in my writing for many years. My first book was inspired by my annual journeys to Salzburg, Austria, where I taught a drawing and writing course. I revised and expanded that book of poems, historical notes, and journal entries for this new book, which features writings, drawings, and photographs I created over four decades.
Star Signs: New and Selected Poems
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2019 . Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Nature, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The author covers a wide terrain of subjects, from lights to legends to seasons, with images of plants, people, and weather. The poetic gems shimmer like beads on her prize–winning fabric art. Her attentiveness to nature and strong reflections from memory have woven a beautiful tapestry for us, offering a wonderful feast for the eyes and the mind. —Wesley D. Sims, author of Taste of Change
Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 40,190. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017 . Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
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.