Page Lambert

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Golden, CO 80401

Author's Bio

Page Lambert’s writing is found inside monumental sculptures at the Denver Art Museum, online at Huffington Post, and in dozens of anthologies about the West. Nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, she designs and teaches graduate writing courses for the University of Denver’s professional creative writing program. Recently published works include poems “Reclamation” (Summer/Winter 2020, Langscape Magazine/Terralingua), “Alone at Pranzo’s” (Summer 2020, Ocotillo Review/Kallisto Gaia Press), essays “Not for Sale” (Langscape Magazine, 2018), “The Rural West” (The Light Shines from the West, Fulcrum Books, 2018), and “Deerstalking” (Memoir Magazine, Guns and People Issue, 2018).

Author of the classic Wyoming memoir In Search of Kinship, Fulcrum Publishing (hailed by the Rocky Mountain News when it was released as one of the summer’s hottest reads), and the historic novel Shifting Stars, Tor/Forge Publishing (a Mountains and Plains Book Award finalist), her essays and poems are found in dozens of anthologies, including the Willa award-winning Writing Down the River, and West of 98: Living and Writing the American West. Other awards include two Fellowships for Literary Excellence from the Wyoming Arts Council, “Best Essay of the Year Award” from the Colorado Authors’ League; and the Orlando Nonfiction Award from A Room of Her Own Foundation, and the 2015 Writer’s Studio Best Fiction Award.

Lambert has been leading outdoor adventures and writing workshops for twenty-six years, sometimes working in partnership with organizations such as True Nature Journeys, The Women’s Wilderness Institute, the Grand Canyon Field Institute, and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation.  In 2006, Oprah’s O magazine featured her River Writing Journeys for Women as “One of the top six great all-girl getaways of the year.” Co-founder of Women Writing the West, Lambert is a member of the International League of Conservation Writers, an advisor for the Rocky Mountain Land Library, and a senior associate with the Children & Nature Network.

Lambert writes the blog All Things Literary/All Things Natural from her Colorado home in the mountains west of Denver. She has been a Wyoming landowner for 35 years, and still considers Wyoming “the landscape of her heart.”

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

In Search of Kinship (Fulcrum, 1997)


Shifting Stars: A Novel of the West (Forge Books, 1997)


Women Writing Nature (Sugar Mule, 2012)
Open Range: Poetry of the Reimagined West (Ghost Road Press, 2007)
Prizes won: 

2013 Wise Woman Award, A Room of Her Own Foundation; 2013 Best Blog of the Year, Colorado Authors League; 2012 Best Essay Award; “A Shape-Shifting Land” Colorado Authors League; 2011 Orlando Nonfiction Award A Room of Her Own Foundation, “These Things I Can Love,” 2009 Cutthroat Literary Award Finalist, Rick DeMaris Fiction Competition, 2005 Wyoming Arts Council Literary Fellowship Poetry Fellowship Award, 2003 Mountains & Plains Book Award Finalist, Novel Category; Shifting Stars, 1997 Wyoming Writers, Inc. Annual nonfiction contest, Third Place, 1994. Wyoming Arts Council Literary Fellowship Prose Fellowship Award, 1993. Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award Sole Honorable Mention, 1993. Neltje Blanchan Memorial Award Sole Honorable Mention, 1993. Wyoming Arts Council Literary Fellowship Honorable Mention, 1992. Wyoming Writers, Inc. Annual fiction contest, Second Place, 1991. Neltje Blanchan Memorial Award Honorable Mention, 1991.

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Poet Warrior by Joy Harjo

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Denver, CO
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Golden, Littleton, CO
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Last update: Jan 16, 2023