D.L. Lang

Poet

Vallejo, CA 94591

Author's Bio

D.L. Lang served as the poet laureate of Vallejo, California from 2017 to 2019. Since 2015 she has performed her work hundreds of times across California on stages, radio broadcasts, political demonstrations, county fairs, and literary events. Her work has been transformed into songs, Jewish liturgy, and used as a means to advocate for peace and justice. 

An internationally published poet, D.L. Lang’s poetry has been anthologized in numerous titles worldwide. 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. For a full list of publications and awards, please visit website.

Lang was born in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. As a child she lived in Herleshausen, Germany, Santa Fe, Texas, Alexandria, Louisiana, and Enid, Oklahoma. She holds an A.S. in General Studies from Northern Oklahoma College. While living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, she obtained a B.A. in Film Studies with a minor in Judaic Studies from the University of Oklahoma. She lived in San Rafael, California prior to settling in Vallejo, California.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Greening the Earth (Penguin Books India, 2023)
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Banned Books Week (Moonstone Press, 2022)
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Beat Generation: Evolution (National Beat Poetry Foundation, 2022)
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Hiroshima Day (Moonstone Press, 2022)
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International Women’s Day 2022 (Moonstone Press, 2022)
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International Worker’s Day 2022 (Moonstone Press, 2022)
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Psalms of the Alien Buddha, Vol. 2 (Alien Buddha Press, 2022)
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Reimagine America: An anthology for the future (Vagabond, 2022)
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Remembering Jack Kerouac on his 100th Birthday (National Beat Poetry Foundation, 2022)
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Storm Warning: Poets for the Planet Building Socialism (Homeward Press, 2022)
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The Alien Buddha’s Microdoses (Alien Buddha Press, 2022)
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When There Are Nine (Moon Tide Press, 2022)
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Birth: Lifespan, Vol. 1 (Pure Slush, 2021)
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Good Cop / Bad Cop (FlowerSong Press, 2021)
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Pandemic Evolution: Days 1-100 (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 2021)
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Protest 2021 (Moonstone Press, 2021)
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The Alien Buddha Gets a Real Job (Alien Buddha Press, 2021)
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The Alien Buddha Goes Pop! (Alien Buddha Press, 2021)
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The Alien Buddha Skips the Party (Alien Buddha Press, 2021)
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The Last Time the Alien Buddha Got Sooo High (Alien Buddha Press, 2021)
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The Rastaman: Conversations with Bob Marley (Alien Buddha Press, 2021)
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Happy Fukkadays 2U from the Alien Buddha (Alien Buddha Press, 2020)
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The Alien Buddha Wears A Black Bandanna (Alien Buddha Press, 2020)
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Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Vol. XXI. (Marin Poetry Center Press, 2018)
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A Poet’s Siddur: Shabbat Evening (Ain't Got No Press, 2017)
Prizes won: 
  • Served as Poet Laureate of Vallejo, CA 2017-2019
  • Certificate of Recognition from the California State Senate for Public Service as Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California, 2018.
  • Certificate of Recognition from the California Arts Council for contribution to local California communities through the art of poetry, 2018.
  • “To Get Free”, Best of Show rosette in Unpublished Poetry, 2015 Solano County Fair
  • “Master of Peace”, Reserve Best of Show rosette in Published Poetry, 2016 Solano County Fair
  • “Generations,” Reserve Best of Show rosette in Published Poetry, 2017 Solano County Fair
  • "Columbia River Gorgeous," Reserve Best of Show rosette in Unpublished Poetry, 2022 Solano County Fair
  • “Bovine in Orbit” – Best in Class in Moonscapes Haiku, 2019 Marin County Fair
  • “7 Words You Cannot Say in a ‘Free’ Country,” Best in Class in World Unity, Equality, & Diversity, 2018 Marin County Fair

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Disabled, Feminist, German American, Jewish, LGBTQ, Scotch-Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Bad Hersfeld, HE
Germany
Hessen
Raised in: 
Enid, OK
Oklahoma
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Last update: Sep 19, 2022