The Seren Poetry Podcast

Vanessa Lampert: 'Say it With Me'

December 14, 2023 Alternative Stories Season 2 Episode 5
The Seren Poetry Podcast
Vanessa Lampert: 'Say it With Me'
Show Notes

Welcome to The Seren Poetry Podcast, a series of conversations and readings with Seren poets.


In this episode, we talk to Vanessa Lampert about her debut collection Say It With Me which explores themes of family, the everyday and loss. She discusses how writing can be an act of remembrance when living with grief, and how certain animals can be symbols of hope. 


Vanessa Lampert is an acupuncturist and poet from Oxfordshire. She has an MA 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. 


Say it With Me’ is available in bookshops nationwide or from the Seren website


The podcast is presented by Rhian Edwards  

The interviewer is Sarah Johnson  

The interview recordings are by Sarah Johnson.

Production, sound design and editing are by Chris Gregory of Alternative Stories 


You can find out more about Vanessa Lampert by visiting her website or by following her on social media:  

X: @nessalampert

Instagram: @vanessa_lampert_2018 


Other books by Vanessa Lampert:

‘On Long Loan’ (Live Cannon) 


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Please join us next week for a conversation with poet Nerys Williams about her collection ‘Republic’. Subscribe in your favourite podcast app to have all future editions delivered to your podcast feed the moment they are released.