Vanessa Lampert is an acupuncturist and poet from Oxfordshire. She has an MA (Distinction) in Writing Poetry from Newcastle University and Poetry School London. Since graduating in 2019 she has won the Café Writers prize, the Edward Thomas prize, the Sentinel prize and the Ver Poetry prize twice and come second in the Fish, Yeovil, Oxford Brookes, Ware and Kent & Sussex prizes. She has been placed in many other competitions including commendations in the Bridport, Troubadour, Alpine Fellowship and Daily Telegraph prizes. She was commended in the National Poetry Competition 2020 and listed in 2021.
Vanessa’s work is widely published, most recently in Magma, The Moth, The Oxford Times and Poetry Wales. She writes for and co-edits The Alchemy Spoon magazine and teaches children for Learn with Leaders in India via Zoom. She has run workshops for Hive South Yorkshire, Poetry School London, Oxford Poetry Library, Stanza groups nationwide and Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Vanessa runs Sevenish Poets and teaches poetry workshops as a volunteer in schools. She has judged a number of children’s competitions. Her first pamphlet On Long Loan was published by Live Canon in 2020.
Her first full collection Say It With Me will be published by Seren in April 2023.