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#1 HIV/AIDS New Release at Amazon

A Top 50 LGBT Poetry Book at Amazon

It's finally here!
My debut poetry collection. 

This book took me 20 years to write.

It's yours for only $1 per year of writing.

Featuring "Habits of Creature," chosen by Kaveh Akbar to win the 2021 Patricia Cleary Miller Award for Poetry from New Letters, &
"Indelible in the Hippocampus," nominated for a 2021 Pushcart Prize by The Worcester Review.

cover art copyright 2021
and used with permission
from artist Loui Jover
@louijover Instagram



In Mind Lit in Neon, RJ Lambert imagines a world where mother, father, and brother mingle with Camus and Borges and Stein, Nancy Reagan and Whitney Houston. Let the revelations come as they may, this world is alive to itself and moving to the music Lambert paints: all our days and nights: the siren of an ambulance, the first robin, a morning’s breeze—so many sounds vivid against the skin.

Mary Ann Samyn

author of eight poetry books
Air, Light, Dust, Shadow, Distance


The wind blows through these poems, as if through a sax or a bassoon—the limitless delights of nature activating the narrowest corridors of human invention to produce strange and melancholic melodies.  With grace, grit, wit, and winsomeness, Lambert forms out of the quiet atoms of verse a fierce and lively hand. That hand, I’m pleased to report, plays unforgettable music. 

Justin Jannise

former editor of Gulf Coast
& author of 
How To Be Better By Being Worse

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poems    online

 in      print


Brief Notes on Pre-Newtonian Physics

The Main Street Rag

forthcoming in 2023

Fear Is a Form of Time Travel

Glory Be He


The Broadkill Review

forthcoming in 2023

Narrative of Rural Tenses

Black Fork Review

December 2022

Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV

Bending Genres

June 2022

Morning People

Oregon Poetry Society Awards

May 2022

Superstition Review

May 2022



After Jane Hammond, Untitled, 1991

After Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled, 1991

Denver Quarterly

April 2022

Nostradamus in the Original French

The Ilanot Review

April 2022

Habits of Creature

New Letters

April 2022

Somewhere(s) to Start

Red Ogre Review

April 2022

Future Tense

Having, One Night Before, Googled Some Quotes of Stalin


April 2022

After Stein

peculiar: a queer literary journal

Spring 2022

Feedback Loop

Mr. Liquor Delivers

An Eccentricity of Orbits

Crab Creek Review

Spring 2022

The Worcester Review

Winter 2021-2022

Indelible in the Hippocampus

After Christopher Wool, Untitled, 1991

Yalobusha Review

January 2022

Oddball Magazine

January 2022

Color Theory

Rods & Cones

CutBank: All Accounts & Mixture

November 2021

Distrust the Autobiographer

Moon Longing

Narrative of Maritime Tenses

Intention to be Faithful

Kelp Journal

July 2021

Sibling Rivalry   

MUSC Humanitas

May 2021

Continuous Burlesk    

Hayden loved to climb to the summit on one of the barren hills flanking the river, & stand there while the wind blew    

Tupelo Quarterly

November 2018

Pacific Solitaire

Probable Robin

Yearlong Abroad

Harpur Palate
Winter/Spring 2010


Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review


The World of No Wheels

Río Grande Review


Contrary to the motion of the hands of a watch

Prelude to Retrocast

Copper Nickel


Substantia Nigra

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review


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