Camilla Lambert has lived in West Sussex since 2012. She had lived on the Isle of Wight for over 18 years before that and it was there that she began to write poetry when she retired in 2007, seeking a total contrast from the life of a senior NHS manager.
In 2013 she was awarded a First Class Honours degree in Literature with Creative Writing from the Open University. She has had poems published in ‘SOUTH’, ‘Interpreter’s House’, ‘Sentinel Literary Quarterly’ and ‘Poetry Cornwall’, also in several anthologies, and will be profiled poet in SOUTH in May 2017.
A number of her poems have been placed or highly commended in competitions. She has organised a number of poetry competitions, and produced anthologies resulting from the best of the entries.
Her first pamphlet was published by Indigo Dreams Publishing in November 2015, just as she celebrated her 70th birthday, and contains poems written over most of the years since she began writing. She is now working on another collection, based on her memories and experiences, and those of her grandparents, of staying in two particular places in Cornwall, and about the impact of place on emotion and aesthetic sense.