Vanessa Lampert is a poet and acupuncturist from Oxfordshire. Her debut pamphlet On Long Loan was published by Live Canon in October and her first collection will be published by Seren in Spring 2023.

In 2021 she won the Ver Poets Open Competition and the Edward Cawston Thomas Fellowship Poetry Competition, placed second in the Kent and Sussex Poetry Society Open Competition, and was commended in the National Poetry Competition. In 2020 she won the Ver Poets Open Competition, placed second in the Fish Poetry Prize and in the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition, and was highly commended in the Newcastle, Segora International, Troubadour International, and Folklore Poetry prizes.

Vanessa has been published widely, including in Magma, The Moth, Spoonfeed, Quince and The Oxford Times. She has an MA in Writing Poetry from Newcastle University and Poetry School London, and currently co-edits and writes for the online and print magazine The Alchemy Spoon, launched in 2020. Vanessa has tutored for Learn with Leaders in India and runs the group Sevenish Poets.

Click here for further details of Vanessa’s prizes and publications.