Welcome!

This is the official website of Vallejo Poet Laureate D.L. Lang. Contact me via poetryebook@gmail.com

My latest book Midnight Strike is now available on Amazon.com

Upcoming Readings

All readings are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

 

  • August 25, 2019 at 1 PM – Live Poets Society Orinda Books @ 276 Village Square, Orinda, CA Vallejo Poet Laureate D.L. Lang and Belmont Poet Laureate Emerita Tanu Wakefield.
  • August 25 at 6-7:30 PM – Social Justice Poetry at Revolution Books in Berkeley on with Julia Connor (Sacramento Poet Laureate) and Rafael Jesus Gonzalez (Berkeley Poet Laureate). Part of the book release of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice. 2444 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 
  • September 13, 2019 at 7 PM – Ode to Workers: An Ekphrastic Event Honoring Workers for Labor Day at Georgia Galleria. 419 Georgia Street, Suite 10 in Vallejo. 20 poets will read. Hosted by Noah Dove. Takes place during Vallejo Art Walk
  • September 18, 2019 7 PM Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Benicia Public Library, 150 East L Street, Benicia, CA, Tom Stanton, Benicia Poet Laureate 2018-present, Indigo Moor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2017-present, D.L. Lang, Vallejo Poet Laureate 2017-2019, and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice
  • September 21, 2019 – Gathering of Bay Area Poets Laureate and Poets Laureate Emeriti, Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave, Millbrae, California 94030 (Public reading at 3 PM)
  • October 3, 2019 7:30 PM, Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Pegasus Books, Berkeley, CA, featuring D.L. Lang, Vallejo Poet Laureate 2017-2019, Indigo Moor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2017-present, Rafael Jesús González, Berkeley Poet Laureate 2017-present, Cynthia Patton, Livermore Poet Laureate 2017-present, Julia Connor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2005-2009 and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice
  • November 10 at 2pm – Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Bird & Beckett Books in San Francisco featuring D.L. Lang, Vallejo Poet Laureate 2017-2019, Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate 2017-present, Dani Gabriel, El Cerrito Poet Laureate 2018-present, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, Berkeley Poet Laureate 2017-present, Maw Shein Win, El Cerrito Poet Laureate 2016-2018 and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice 653 Chenery St, San Francisco, CA 94131
  • November 17 at 4 PM, Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA, featuring Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate 2012-2014, Indigo Moor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2017-present, D.L. Lang, Vallejo Poet Laureate 2017-2019, Aileen Cassinetto, San Mateo County Poet Laureate 2019-present, Cynthia Patton, Livermore Poet Laureate 2017-present, and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice  51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera, CA 94925

As a collection of poems spanning pivotal subjects, Armor Against the Dawn is a complex representation of the poet’s passionate views.
 The collection is layered with expressive thought and candid revelations of the poet’s position on multiple current day social events.  Insightful, as well as bold, the collection is infused with an underlying theme of a continual searching for answers, for understanding, and for resolution.  

Realistic Poetry International

Poems that embrace spoken-word rhythms and hippie principles, inspired by the author’s love of music and nature, her peace activism, and her gratitude for Jewish community.

Kirkus Reviews 

An ingenious visionary and virtuous human moral-compass, Lang makes writing poetry seem effortless, hypnotizing us with fantasy-like analogies that cleverly unravel meaningful and philosophical multi-layered themes. Each theme underlines and mirrors many different colors and faces of life and humanity.

Realistic Poetry International