Love is Like This

cd-cover 20 tracks of spoken word poetry evoking the dance of relationship. From the intimacy of first crush to sweet and sour memories of kisses, these poems are courageous, full of power, grace and the resilient beauty of human and nature connection. Watch a video here…

Writing Alone Together


A collaboration between Lynda Monk, Ahava Shira and Wendy Judith Cutler, Writing Alone Together was published by Butterfly Press in November, 2014. Purchase the book here...


Weaving of My Being

book-cover1 This inspiring collection of poems bears witness to the courageous journey of healing from childhood abuse and its post-traumatic effects. The poems honour the survivor in every woman and celebrate the joy of being alive. Read the title poem here…


Writing Alone Together 

The Compassionate Journal. The Great Book of Journaling: How Journal Writing Can Support a Life of Wellness, Creativity, Meaning and Purpose. Conari Press, 2022.

Loving is a Creative Act: Facilitating the Four Practices of Writing Alone Together. Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists, and Clients: A Complete Guide to the Benefits of Personal Writing. L. Monk & E. Maisel (Eds.). New York: Routledge, 2021.

Finding Our Words for Fusion. Back Stories. Twisted Outreach Project for Back care and Scoliosis, 2018.

Women Artists Building Community. A recorded conversation with Regan Schrumm, Salt Spring Archives, 2018.

Feels Like Home: Writing Alone Together at School. LEARNing Landscapes, 10(1), 2016.


Loving Inquiry 

Susceptible to Beauty. Poetic Inquiry: Enchantment of Place, P. Sameshima, A. Fidyk, K. James & Leggo (Eds.). Wilmington: Vernon Press, 2017.

Between Poetry & Presence. The Art of Poetic Inquiry, A. Cole & S. Thomas (Eds.). Halifax: Backalong Books, 2012.

Through the Gates of Loving Inquiry: Where the Heart Opens into Relationship. Doctoral Thesis, UBC, 2010.

Through the Gates. A video. Backyard Philosopher Productions, 2010.

Writing the Number 4 Bus. Poetic Inquiry. Educational Insights, 13(3), 2010.

Re/considering Writing.Theorizing Creative Writing-Beyond Genre Educational Insights, 11(1), 2007.

Lines of Flight: Notes on Becoming. Master’s Preject, 2005.