Paula J. Lambert


Columbus, OH 43017

Author's Bio

Paula J. Lambert is the author of two full-length poetry collections, How to See the World (Bottom Dog Press 2020) and The Sudden Seduction of Gravity (Full/Crescent Press 2012) and four chapbooks. The focus of much of her recent work has been the anatomy of birds: by digging deep into their bones, their beaks, and their feathers, she has found her way to issues both deeply personal and broadly political. A new collection, The Ghost of Every Feathered Thing, will be released from FutureCycle Press in January 2022. Lambert has been awarded two Individual Excellence grants from the Ohio Arts Council and two AITC grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. She has twice been in residence at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She 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, including Ohio's annual Sun & Moon Poetry Festival.

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, 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)
How to See the World (Bottom Dog Press, 2020)
The Sudden Seduction of Gravity (Full/Crescent Press, 2012)
Miracle Days (NightBallet Press, 2020)
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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Slab Literary Review
Slippery Elm
The Blue Max Review
Tiny Seed Literary Journal
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Prizes won: 

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

Gives readings: 
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Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals, Mental Health, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Seniors, Women
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Born in: 
Shirley, MA
Raised in: 
Shirley, MA
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Last update: Sep 20, 2020