Paula J. Lambert is a literary and visual artist from Columbus, Ohio. Author of A Lesson in Possibilities (2019), The Ecstasy of Wanting (2018/19), The Sudden Seduction of Gravity (2012), and The Guilt That Gathers (2009), she is a Residency Artist for the Ohio Arts Council Arts Learning Program, past recipient of an OAC Individual Artist Fellowship, and recipient of a Greater Columbus Arts Council AITC Resource Grant. She has twice been a fellow of the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. The focus of her work in her two most recent collections 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. 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.
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, book arts, and iPhone photography.