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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Paula Lambert

Home 15 County: Franklin
Dublin OH 43017 United States


A native of Massachusetts, Paula J. Lambert attended Butera School of Art in Boston, earning a certificate in sign painting in 1982, a trade she practiced for the next ten years, allowing her to live and work in different parts of the county. Later, after completing a BA and MA at University of Alabama at Birmingham and an MFA from Bowling Green State University, she taught composition and creative writing at the college level for a total of twenty years in Alabama, Mississippi, and Ohio. Now living in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband Dr. Michael Perkins, a philosopher and technologist, Lambert has authored several collections of poetry including The Ghost of Every Feathered Thing (FutureCycle 2022),  How to See the World (Bottom Dog 2020), and The Sudden Seduction of Gravity (Full/Crescent 2012). The focus of much of her recent 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 PEN America’s L’Engle-Rahman Prize for Mentorship, Lambert’s work has been supported by the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council. She has twice been in residence at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. An accomplished visual artist who has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the OAC Riffe Gallery Juried Biennial Exhibition, she is especially interested in mixed media collage and book arts. She owns Full/Crescent Press, a small publisher of poetry books and broadsides specializing in fine quality, hand-sewn chapbooks. Through the press, she has founded and supported numerous public readings and festivals that support the intersection of poetry and science.