I read this poem at the Vallejo United Against Hate & Anti-Semitism rally on October 28, 2018. Pittsburgh We who pray words of peace, words of love, words of unity, words of welcoming, words of kindness, words of justice... These words transform our hearts to take action in favor of these … Continue reading

One year as Poet Laureate


On October 10th, 2017 I performed “Visions” to a packed city council chamber, and received my proclamation as Vallejo’s Poet Laureate. I wish to express gratitude to the musicians at my synagogue who sparked this journey from the page to the stage, to my predecessor Genea Brice, to everyone … Continue reading

A Recipe for a Better World – Poem for Vallejo Soup

On September 27, 2018, I had the honor of performing a set of poetry for the community funding organization Vallejo Soup at the Vallejo People’s Garden. This is the poem I wrote for them. A Recipe for a Better World Take a dash of love, a cup of cooperation, stir together with some unity, and … Continue reading

Vallejo Together

I performed the following poem as part of the Vallejo Poetry Showcase at Unity Day 2018. View the video here. Vallejo Together Here in a city of many faiths, of many peoples  from many lands both near and far, a kaleidoscope of folks, speaking a tapestry of languages that … Continue reading

Vallejo Unity Day 2018

For the poems performed by D.L. Lang at Unity Day in 2017 and 2018 visit the posts “Unity Day Poems” and “Vallejo Together” The following poem was written by individuals who visited the Vallejo Poet Laureate booth at Unity Day 2018.  Vallejo Unity Day 2018  Community … Continue reading