The Cafe of Dreams

The Cafe of Dreams
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Series: Chapbooks, Book 11
Genre: Poetry
ASIN: 1727159802
ISBN: 9781727159806

The Cafe of Dreams is 50 pages of new poetry by D.L. Lang, the Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California.

 

The Cafe of Dreams is D.L. Lang's 11th poetry book containing poetry written between April and August 2018. It is a mixture of autobiographical, spiritual, political, and nature poetry. It features the award winning poems “The 7 Words You Cannot Say in a ‘Free’ Country”, “Is”, “Forest Whisperings”, “The Woodpecker’s Beat”, and “Laugh With Me” and several selections written for events during D.L. Lang's tenure as Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California including "Vallejo Together," "Why Poetry Matters," and "Time Unkept."

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The Cafe of Dreams Authored by D.L. Lang

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The Cafe of Dreams is D.L. Lang’s 11th poetry book containing poetry written between April and August 2018. It is a mixture of autobiographical, spiritual, political, and nature poetry. It features the award winning poems “The 7 Words You Cannot Say in a ‘Free’ Country”, “Is”, “Forest Whisperings”, “The Woodpecker’s Beat”, and “Laugh With Me” and several selections written for events during D.L. Lang’s tenure as Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California including “Vallejo Together,” “Why Poetry Matters,” and “Time Unkept.”

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List Price: $9.99
5.06″ x 7.81″ (12.852 x 19.837 cm)
Black & White on White paper
58 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1727159806
ISBN-10: 1727159802
BISAC: Poetry / Women Authors
Smashwords ISBN: 9780463408872

The Cafe of Dreams is 50 pages of new poetry by D.L. Lang, the Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California.

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Complete list of poems included in this volume:

Because It’s There

Laugh With Me

Haifa

Rubble

California Delta

Free Them

How to Swim Through a Tornado

The Carpool of Vulnerability 

Visiting Friends

Looking for Home

Vallejo Together

These Streets of Dreamers

Time Unkept

Prayer

Wild Choir

Cliffnotes of a Conversation

Wandering Angels

Hope

A Dream Fulfilled

An Imagined Reincarnation

Remembering my Name

You Will

Paradise Collectors

Raisin

A Starry Night

Drive-thru Paradise

Space Age Insomnia

The Café of Dreams

Learning how to Tell the Times

Hairku?

This Poetic Iceberg

The Woodpecker’s Beat

Generosity

Heritage

The Middle Ages

Impermanence

Upholding the System 

For Johanna

Forest Whisperings

How Should A Poet Live?

The 7 Words You Cannot Say in a “Free” Country

Why Poetry Matters


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About the Author
D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang is a contemporary American poet and spoken word artist. The author of over a dozen poetry books, Lang has been writing poetry for over 25 years. She has performed her poetry on stage hundreds of times at protest rallies, county fairs, literary festivals, open mics, poetry circles, bookstores, libraries, and live radio broadcasts.

From 2017 to 2019 she served as Vallejo, California's Poet Laureate. Her poems have been awarded with numerous county fair ribbons, transformed into songs, used as liturgy for prayer, and to advocate for peace, justice, and a better world.

The scribe of over 1,200 poems from haiku to free verse to masterful rhyme, covering a wide variety of topics, D.L. Lang has poetry that's sure to delight. Lang dabbles in both gritty realism and surrealistic wordplay, sorrowful elegy and uplifting affirmations. Her poetry is a mixture of topical political commentary, religious devotional meditations, and poetic autobiographical memoir. Her words take you on journeys deep into nature, memory, spirituality, and the whisperings of the heart.

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, Midnight Strike, and This Festival of Dreams. 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, Poetry Expressed, Frost Meadow Review, 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).

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