Carolyn Brigit Flynn is a writer dedicated to language as a pathway to soul and spirit. As a poet and essayist she infuses her work with the intention to serve the spirits of healing for humanity and the earth. As a teacher, she provides a powerful container for writers to generate new work from the depth of the soul.

Carolyn’s poetry collection, Communion: In Praise of the Sacred Earth, was published by White Cloud Press in April 2014.  She is the editor of Sisters Singing: Blessings, Prayers, Art, Songs, Poetry and Sacred Stories by Women, and The New Story: Creation Myths for Our Times. Her poems and essays have appeared in literary journals and anthologies nationwide, including Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, The Pedestal Magazine, Porter Gulch Review,  Black Buzzard Review, Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure, Inside Grief: Death, Loss and Bereavement and New to North America. 

Carolyn received her B.A. from George Washington University and her M.A. from UCLA. She studied the craft and soul of writing with poet, novelist and medicine woman Deena Metzger, her long time friend and mentor. She studied dream work with Stephen Aisenstat, President of Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the esoteric Tarot with Pamela Eakins of Tarot of the Spirit. Carolyn also studied with Valerie Wolf/ Grandmother White Bear of Topanga, California.

Many years ago Carolyn discovered a profound affiliation with the ancient stones of Ireland. She periodically brings groups of writers and artists to enter the presence of these venerable beings, and to journey into the soul and spirit of Ireland through writing, art and storytelling.

Carolyn lives near the ocean in California with her wife, the poet Jean Mahoney. She teaches ongoing writing groups, and offers writing retreats in the Santa Cruz Mountains and in Ireland.