Gill is one of my favourite poets - her poems are accessible, subtly crafted and leave you reeling. They will haunt you; knock you off balance. Gill turns the ordinary into the extra-ordinary. Nothing is over-stated which is what makes them so relevant to the reader - Sandra Burnett
I have admired Gill’s poems for years, and it is wonderful to see her beginning to gain the attention her work deserves. Her poems are rich in the nuances and implications of life’s small details: the paradox is that their pin-sharp particularity is what makes them so resonant beyond their particular time and place. Her debut solo collection Uninvited Guests quietly demonstrates the variety of things that make – and sometimes break – our lives, and I feel that I know the world she describes as intimately as I know my own memories. – Oz Hardwick
Books & Poetry
Gill Lambert is a widely published poet and teacher based in Yorkshire. She has a BA in English and Writing and an MA in Creative Writing from Leeds Trinity University. Her work has appeared in The Interpreter’s House, Strix and Prole and online on Clear Poetry, Algebra of Owls and Runcible Spoon and in anthologies published by Beautiful Dragons Press, Half
Moon Books, Paper Swans Press, Indigo Dreams and Fair Acre Press. In 2016, Gill won the Ilkley Literature Festival Open Mic Competition and she has been commended in the Mother’s Milk pamphlet competition and in the Poetry Space summer competition 2018 Gill’s first pamphlet was published in September 2017 by Indigo Dreams and her first full collection will be published in 2018.
Gill is a tutor at Swarthmore Education Centre where she teaches Creative Writing, Life Skills, and G.C.S.E English Language as well as teaching Creative Writing and knitting in the community. She has recently run some workshops at Keighley and Bradford Libraries. Gill has also run some very successful workshops at her home in the Yorkshire hills above Keighley.
Gill runs the bi-monthly poetry nights ‘Shaken in Sheeptown’ at Bojangles Bar in Skipton and Word Club at The Chemic Tavern in Woodhouse, Leeds with her partner, Mark Connors. Gill and Mark also compere at local events including Poetry at the Parsonage in Haworth.
Gill’s pamphlet, Uninvited Guests hits the ground running. Her observations of the ordinary emotional minutiae of life are razor-sharp and poignantly expressed. I consider it to be the best ‘first book’ I have read this year.
Gill's workshop was my introduction to poetry. I had never strung a line of verse together previously. A great toolbox of techniques.
ALGEBRA OF OWLS