Welcome

Welcome to the official website of Vallejo Poet Laureate D.L. Lang.

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I will be leading the Poetry in Notion group on 3rd Mondays at 6:30 PM at the JFK Library. To find out which events I’ll be reading at next, please visit the readings section.

Want me to come share a poem at your event?  Please contact me at poetryebook@gmail.com

You can read over 50 poems for free on the poetry blog, or purchase books, ebooks, cds, and mp3s in the store.

If you are a fellow Solano County poet, please check out our resource page.
If you are a poet connected to the Vallejo poetry scene, please consider submitting to the chapbook.

““There’s music and Torah both running through my soul,” she observes—a quirky combination that brings to mind a Jewish Janis Joplin. In the satirical “Doves in Season,” the traditional peace symbol is being hunted. “Fear not the rocking boat,” another poem advises, encouraging readers to question racism, capitalism, and America’s reliance on weapons. There’s “more than one way to be an American,” the poem “Headline Antidote” insists; indeed, this collection imagines a peaceful, joyful future America.“

– Kirkus Reviews on Poet Loiterer

“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 on Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays

“Within Armor Against the Dawn, poetry becomes a living dialogue between the reader and the evoking poetry of a collection that searches hearts and humanity’s strengths and fallacies. The framework of this collection is built upon searching the human condition, pondering the simplicity of life, as well as the layers of upheaval and change always living within mankind’s action, or his lack thereof.”

– Realistic Poetry International on Armor Against the Dawn