Paula J. Lambert


Columbus, OH 43017

Author's Bio

Paula J. Lambert has authored several collections of poetry including The Ghost of Every Feathered Thing (FutureCycle 2022) and How to See the World (Bottom Dog 2020), a finalist in the 2021 Ohioana Book Awards. The focus of much of her work has been the anatomy of birds: by digging deep into their bones, beaks, and feathers, she has found her way to issues both deeply personal and broadly political. Awarded the PEN America / L'Engle Rahman Prize for Mentorship and twice a resident at Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Lambert's poetry and prose has been supported by the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Lambert owns Full/Crescent Press, a small publisher of poetry books and broadsides, through which she has founded and supported numerous public readings and festivals that support the intersection of poetry and science. 

Lambert has been actively involved in all stages of writing, publishing and performing poetry. She enjoys finding interesting and unusual ways of publishing and performing work and has been involved in everything from letter press printing to slam poetry competitions. She is especially adept at creating hand-stitched specialty chapbooks, which she has published on her own and through the press.

Lambert is available for features, workshops, and speaking events.

Publications & Prizes

Blackberry Peach Poetry Prize Anthology (NFSPS Press, 2020)
Blackberry Peach Poetry Prize Anthology (NFSPS Press, 2019)
Poets to Come: Whitman's 200th Birthday Anthology (Local Gems Press, 2019)
Aesthetica Magazine Creative Writing Anthology (Aesthetica Magazine Ltd., 2017)
Bukowski Erasure Poetry Anthology (Silver Birch Press, 2014)
Malala: Poems for Malala Yousafzai (FutureCycle Press, 2013)
The Ghost of Every Feathered Thing (FutureCycle Press, 2022)
How to See the World (Bottom Dog Press, 2020)
The Sudden Seduction of Gravity (Full/Crescent Press, 2012)
The Ecstasy of Wanting (Full/Crescent Press, 2018)
The Guilt That Gathers (Pudding House Publications, 2009)
Common Threads
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Heartlands Today
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Other Voices
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Silver Birch Press
Slab Literary Review
Slippery Elm
The Blue Max Review
Tiny Seed Literary Journal
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Prizes won: 

PEN America / L'Engle Rahman Prize for Mentorship, 2021
Editor's Choice Award, Sheila-Na-Gig Online, December 2021
Greater Columbus Arts Council Support for Professional Artists: Individuals Grant, 2021
Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, 2020
Heartwood Broadside Contest, 2019
NFSPS Board Award, 2019
Greater Columbus Arts Council AITC Resource Grant, 2019
Greater Columbus Arts Council AITC Professional Development Award, 2019
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, 2015

More Information

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Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Women
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Born in: 
Shirley, MA
Raised in: 
Shirley, MA
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Last update: Mar 01, 2022