Paula J. Lambert is a literary and visual artist from Columbus, Ohio. Her full-length poetry collections include The Ghost of Every Feathered Thing (FutureCycle 2022); How to See the World, a finalist in the 2021 Ohioana Book Awards (Bottom Dog 2020); and The Sudden Seduction of Gravity (Full/Crescent 2012). She has authored several chapbooks, including Uncertainty (The Only Hope We Have, (Bottlecap Features 2023). Awarded the 2021 PEN America - L'Engle Rahman Prize for Mentorship, her work has been supported by the Ohio Arts Council, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She is the 2023 winner of the Slippery Elm Poetry Prize and the New England Poetry Club's Amy Lowell Prize, was awarded a 2021 Editor's Choice Award from Sheila-Na-Gig Online, and was the 2019 winner of the HeartWood Broadside Series. 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, including the Sun & Moon Poetry Festival now hosted by the Ohio Poetry Association.
As an accomplished multidisciplinary visual artist, Lambert is particularly interested in using recyclable materials. Cardboard is a favorite medium. Her work includes mixed-media collage, sculpture/assemblage, and book arts. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the 2017 Biennial Juried Exhibition at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery.