D.L. Lang is the second Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California (2017-2019). She is the author of Tea & Sprockets, Abundant Sparks & Personal Archeology, Look Ma! No Hands!, Poet Loiterer, Id Biscuits, Barefoot in the Sanctuary, Armor Against The Dawn, Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays, Resting on My Laurels, The Cafe of Dreams, and Midnight Strike. She has also released a chapbook compilation entitled Wanderings, a Jewish poetry compilation entitled Paradise Collectors, and her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents, and is the editor of Voices, Verses & Visions of Vallejo.
Her poetry has also been published in the Benicia Herald, Poets Are Heroes Magazine, ReformJudaism.org, and the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles. Her poetry has been anthologized in A Poet’s Siddur (Ain’t Got No Press, 2017), Light & Shadow. (Benicia Literary Arts, 2018) Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Vol. 21 (2018), and Verses, Voices & Visions of Vallejo (2019).
Lang has been a featured act at numerous events in Vallejo and poetry shows around California, performing hundreds of times since 2015. Her writings are a blend of memory, history, imagination, reality, politics, and spirituality. She has won 36 ribbons for poetry from area county fairs. Her poems have been transformed into songs, Jewish liturgy, and used as a means to advocate for peace and justice.
- Raskin-Zrihen, Rachel, “Vallejo’s poet laureate joins social justice event,” October 24, 2019
- Freedman, Richard “Poet Laureate Enjoys First Year: Big Events in March, April” Vallejo Times-Herald, February 7, 2019
- Serrano, Nina, Literary Dialogues: “People’s Poet Laureate of Vallejo CA, D.L. Lang” October 20, 2018