D.L. Lang

Poet

Vallejo, CA 94591

Author's Bio

D.L. Lang is the author of 13 poetry books. She 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, including A Poet’s Siddur (Ain’t Got No Press, 2017), Light & Shadow (Benicia Literary Arts, 2018), Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Vol. 21(2018), Verses, Voices & Visions of Vallejo (2019), Colossus: Home (Colossus Press, 2020), The Alien Buddha Wears a Black Bandanna (Alien Buddha Press, 2020), Introspective (BloodRedStar Press, 2020), Happy Fukkadays 2 U from the Alien Buddha (Alien Buddha Press, 2020), Musings During a Time of Pandemic (Kistrech Theatre International, 2020), Poetry: The Best of 2020 (Inner Child Press, 2020), From the Soil: A Hometown Anthology (Exeter Publishing, 2020), Poems of Political Protest (City Limits Publishing, 2020), Black Lives Matter: Poems for a New World (Civic Leicester, 2020), Red Skies (Splintered Disorder Press, 2021), 2020: Our Voices (Barnes & Noble Press, 2021), Birth Lifespan Volume 1 (Pure Slush Books, 2021), The Alien Buddha Skips the Party (Alien Buddha Press, 2021), Pandemic Evolution (Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, 2021), Insurrection (Gnashing Teeth Publishing, 2021), When There are Nine (SCE Press, 2021), and Globalisation: The Sphere Keeps Spinning (Making Magic Happen Press, 2021). 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.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
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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The Alien Buddha Gets a Real Job (Alien Buddha Press, 2021)
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The Alien Buddha Skips the Party (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: 
  • Poet Laureate of Vallejo, CA 2017-2019
  • 3rd place in poems of City Limits Publishing's 2020 political protest contest 

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Disabled, Feminist, German American, Jewish
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: Apr 10, 2021