On Long Loan

Vanessa’s debut On Long Long was published by Live Canon in November 2020.
You can buy it here from Live Canon.

Praise for On Long Loan:

“Vanessa Lampert is a highly talented poet. This wonderful collection of poems, which is her first published, handsomely demonstrates this. She has a delightful gift of conveying an internal picture or emotion or jogging a forgotten memory with the minimal but surgically exact use of words. It reminded me a little of Philip Larkin as the poems are accessible but without his cynicism and also with a more direct emotional punch. I hope this is the first of many to be published.” Adam Mills


“What a gorgeous collection of poetry. There is a lot of sadness here, but it is not overwhelming, and it is shot through with moments of joy and beauty. The pairing of the last two poems, over the death of a son and the love of a father, are a beautiful counterpoint to each other. All exquisitely written.” Amy GB