A bibliography of select publications by D.L. Lang, an internationally published poet and author, whose work has appeared in numerous anthologies and publications worldwide.


My paperbacks are out of print, but ebook versions are available for free on every retailer except for Amazon which won’t allow a permanently free ebook. If you want a kindle version, try visiting Smashwords.

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Poetry Collections

  • Tea & Sprockets, 2011, Paperback ISBN: 9781467900379
  • Abundant Sparks & Personal Archeology, 2013, Paperback ISBN: 9781511726665
  • Look Ma! No Hands!, 2015, Paperback ISBN: 9781511726504
  • Poet Loiterer, 2016, Paperback ISBN: 9781518713248
  • Id Biscuits, 2016, Paperback ISBN: 9781530453054
  • Barefoot in the Sanctuary, 2016, Paperback ISBN: 9781536820263
  • Armor Against the Dawn, 2016, Paperback ISBN: 9781540704993
  • Dragonfly Tomorrows & Dog-eared Yesterdays, 2017, Paperback ISBN: 978-1548437725
  • Resting on my Laurels, 2018, Paperback ISBN: 978-1983939778
  • The Cafe of Dreams, 2018, Paperback ISBN: 978-1727159806
  • Midnight Strike, 2019, Paperback ISBN: 9781072096016
  • This Festival of Dreams, 2020, Paperback ISBN: 9798642242759
  • Heaven is Portable, 2022, Paperback ISBN: 9798516440311
  • Your Poetry eBook: Quick & Easy Formatting for Kindle, 2013 , ISBN: 978-1482719284
  • Paradise Collectors: A Book of Jewish Poetry, 2019, ISBN: 978-1790187706
  • A Topical Solution: Poems on History, Social Justice, and Current Events, 2019, ISBN: 978-1696442329 (out of print)
  • Wanderings: Selected Poems by D.L. Lang, 2018, ISBN: 9781976853616
  • Earthen Rovings: Poems on Mother Nature and the Environment, 2020, ISBN: 9798647153074
  • The Fourth Evolution: Vol 1: The Collected Poetry of D.L. Lang (1993-2015)
  • The Fourth Evolution: Vol 2: The Collected Poetry of D.L. Lang (2015-2016)

 Poetry Publications

  • February 18, 2015, “Prayer for the Shomrim,Jewish Journal of Los Angeles
  • September 23, 2016, “Sheltering in Places,” Benicia Herald Poetry Corner
  • November 4th, 2016, “Worldly Windows,” Benicia Herald Poetry Corner
  • December 3rd, 2016, “Stay,Benicia Herald Poetry Corner
  • December 15th, 2017, “Train Whistle Polka,” Benicia Herald Poetry Corner
  • January 5th, 2018, “Benicia Bound,” Benicia Herald Poetry Corner
  • February 23, 2018, “Love Poetry Capital Blockade,” Benicia Herald Poetry Corner
  • June 15, 2018, “How to Swim through a Tornado,” Benicia Herald Poetry Corner
  • September 7, 2018, “The Woodpecker’s Beat,” Benicia Herald First Friday Poetry Corner
  • September 17, 2018 “Turning: A Poem for Yom Kippur” 
  • November 2016, “Pier Dreams,” Benicia Library Poem of the Month
  • March 2016, “Prayer for the Shomrim,”The Voice, Congregation Rodef Sholom
  • November 2017, “Use Elevator to Exit Reality,” Poets Are Heroes Magazine, pg. 54, Realistic Poetry International
  • March 19, 2019, “49 Lights” Vallejo Times Herald, pg. A9
  • March 19, 2020, “No Other Planet,” Poetry Expressed, Vol. 5
  • April 1, 2020, “A Thousand Per Day,Frost Meadow Review, Pandemic Poetry
  • April 24, 2020, “What Remains is Love” Benicia Herald Going the Distance, pg A9
  • July 26, 2020, “July 4th, 2020” Benicia Herald Yearning to Breathe Free, pg A3
  • September 1, 2020, “Pieces” San Francisco Public Library Poem of the Day
  • September 30, 2020, “Pandemic Mismanagement” Benicia Herald Yearning to Breathe Free, pg A3
  • September 16, 2021, “Commonalities,” Lake County Bloom
  • September 23, 2021, “These Wild Winds,” Lake County Bloom
  • January 2022, “American Dream,” Free Venice Beachhead, #470, pg 11
  • August 24, 2022, ”Columbia River Gorgeous,” KALW 91.7 FM Bay Poets
  • Labor Shortage,” edited by M.S. Evans, Work and the Anthropocene, Ice Floe Press, Dothan, Alabama, September 5, 2022.
  • October 20, 2022, ”What Dreams Danced Here?” Lake County Bloom
  • October 20, 2022, ”The Northwest,” Lake County Bloom
  • January 8, 2023, “Fire, Water, Wind,” Benicia Herald, page A5

Poetry Anthologies

  • November 2017, Lupert, Rick, ed., “Watch This Space,” A Poet’s Siddur, Ain’t Got No Press, Van Nuys, California. ISBN 9780982058480
  • April 2018, “Letting in the Light,” “Lighting Up,” “Bright Light,” “The Choice,” Light & Shadow, Benicia First Tuesday Poets Anthology, Benicia Literary Arts, Benicia, California. ISBN 9780970373762
  • September 2018,  Neff, Kirsten, & Pellegrin, Jim, ed., “Is,” Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Vol. XXI, Littoral Press, Richmond, California. ISBN 9780988969421
  • March 2019, Lang, D.L. ed., Verses, Voices & Visions of Vallejo  ISBN 9781724462633
  • August 2020, Biel, Sara, & Brundage, Karla, ed. “Everyone Deserves a Home.” Colossus: Home: An Anthology of Lives in and out of Place, Colossus Press, Oakland, California. ISBN 9781735252643
  • September 2020, Wallis, Alexander & Wild, Nicole, ed., “Knowing” Introspective, BloodRedStar Publications, Great Britain. ISBN 9798687549165
  • November 2020, Focks, Red, ed.,“On the Eve of the Revolution,” The Alien Buddha Wears A Black Bandanna, Alien Buddha Press, Spartanburg, South Carolina. ISBN 9798693006782
  • November 2020, Focks, Red, ed., “Hanukkah Time,” Happy Fukkadays 2 U from the Alien Buddha, Alien Buddha Press, Spartanburg, South Carolina. ISBN 9798696227269
  • November 2020, Okemwa, Christopher, ed., “Hart Island,” “Only Ghosts May Gather,” Musings During a Time of Pandemic: A World Anthology of Poems on COVID-19, Kistrech Theatre International, Kisii, Kenya. ISBN 9789966955951
  • November 2020, Musiyiwa, Ambrose, ed., “Dear Vallejo,” Black Lives Matter: Poems for a New World, Civic Leicester, Leicester, England. ISBN 9781916459359
  • December 2020, Martin, Robert, ed.,“Tyranny or Humanity,” Poems of Political Protest, City Limits Publishing, Nashville, Tennessee. ISBN 9781954403000
  • December 2020, Lufkin, Kas and Thornley, Katrina, ed., “Enid’s OK,” From the Soil: A Hometown Anthology, Exeter Publishing, Exeter, Rhode Island. ISBN 9798583850617
  • December 2020, Yilmaz, Hülya N., ed.,“Goals for a New Year,” Poetry: The Best of 2020, Inner Child Press International, State College, Pennsylvania. ISBN 9781952081378
  • December 2020, Simpson, Medinah and Seven, Seher, ed., “2020 Vision,” 2020: Our Voices, Align With Plants, Tempe, Arizona. ISBN 9781666236354
  • January 2021, Potter, Matt, ed., “Your Birth Day,” Birth, Lifespan, Vol. 1, Pure Slush Books, Sefton Park, Australia. ISBN 9781922427205
  • February 2021, Cline-Tardiff, Karen, ed., “Coup des Imbeciles,” Insurrection, Gnashing Teeth Publishing, Rockport, Texas. ISBN 9781734049558
  • February 2021, Edwards, Amanda and Small, Rachel, ed., “Solo,” Red Skies, Splintered Disorder Press, Ontario, Canada. ISBN 9798702942049
  • March 2021, Focks, Red, ed., “An Introvert’s Operations Manual,” The Alien Buddha Skips the Party, Alien Buddha Press, Spartanburg, South Carolina. ISBN 9798577062279
  • March 2021, Haugen, Hayley, “Experience is the Polish of Life,” Pandemic Evolution, Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, Russell, Kentucky. ISBN 9781735400235
  • March 2021, Van Nelson, Kelly, ed., “This Small World,” Globalisation: The Sphere Keeps Spinning, Making Magic Happen Press, Perth, Australia. ISBN 9780645096613
  • April 2021, Stuber, Doug, ed., “What Must Be Done,” Poems from the Heron Clan, VIII, Katherine James Books, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ISBN 9781733929936
  • April 2021, Focks, Red, ed., “Excerpts from a Redacted Life,” The Alien Buddha Gets a Real Job, Alien Buddha Press, Spartanburg, South Carolina. ISBN 9798702028163
  • May 2021, Focks, Red, ed., “Staying Afloat in a Wobbly Universe,” The Last Time The Alien Buddha Got Sooo High, Alien Buddha Press, Spartanburg, South Carolina. ISBN 9798726871189
  • May 2021, Cooper, Vincent & Vidaurre, Edward, ed., “How Do You Sleep in a War Zone?” Good Cop / Bad Cop, Flowersong Press, McAllen, Texas. ISBN 9781953447784
  • June 2021, Kumari Gilman, Maia and Magalaner Stone, Jillian, ed., “A Complete Healing,” Anthology House Vol. 2: Creative Visions of Global Wellness, ASEI Arts, New York City, New York. ISBN 9780998842189
  • June 2021, Lufkin, Kas and Thornley, Katrina, ed., “Chickadeean Rhythms,” Adfectus, Exeter Publishing, Exeter, Rhode Island. ISBN 9798515034177
  • June 2021, Focks, Red, ed., “Marley,” The Rastaman: Conversations with Bob Marley, Alien Buddha Press, Spartanburg, South Carolina. ISBN 9798727953129
  • June 2021, Moran Neil, Jan, and Spalding, Adrian, ed., “Kissing Oceans” When this is All Over, Creative Ink Publishing, United Kingdom. ISBN 9798518906778
  • September 2021, Powell, Francis H., ed., “We Long,” Together Behind Four Walls, Goldcrest Books, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781913719340
  • September 2021, Focks, Red, ed., “Deja Vu Dreamscape,” The Alien Buddha Goes Pop! Alien Buddha Press, Spartanburg, South Carolina. ISBN 9798511774343
  • October 2021, “Our Streets,” Protest 2021, Moonstone Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ISBN 9781954499423
  • October 2021, Okemwa, Christopher, ed., “Where Were You on the First Week of June?” I Can’t Breathe: A Poetic Anthology of Social Justice, Kistrech Theatre International, Kisii, Kenya. ISBN 9789914988505
  • December 2021, Aharoni, Ada and Roy, Vijay Kumar, ed., IFLAC Peace Anthology: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace, Haifa, Israel, ISBN 9798775435080
  • January 2022, Lipman, Mark, ed., “American Dream,” Reimagine America: An anthology for the future, Vagabond Books, Venice, California, ISBN 9781936293445
  • February 2022, Sourav Sarkar, ed., “What Counts,” Cooch Behar Anthology, Cooch Behar, India, ISBN 9798411541991
  • March 2022, “Dear Women,” International Women’s Day 2022, Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ISBN: 978-1-954499-68-3
  • May 2022, Fielding, Daniel, ed., “What is to be Gained,” Resist With Every Inch and Every Breath, Lonely Cryptid Media, Owatonna, Minnesota, ISBN: 9781005648480
  • May 2022, ”Working Man,” May Day 2022, Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ISBN  978-1-954499-83-6
  • May 2022, Focks, Red, ed., “The Dreamers,” Psalms of the Alien Buddha: Part 2, Alien Buddha Press, Spartanburg, South Carolina. ISBN 979-8822053663
  • May 2022, PW Covington, ed., “Living Dead,” Poetry Is Dead: An Inclusive Anthology of Deadhead Poetry, Hercules Publishing, Albuquerque, New Mexico. ISBN 979-8218003593
  • June 2022, Gast, Mary Susan, ed., “July 4th, 2020,” “What Remains is Love,” and “Pandemic Mismanagement,” Yearning to Breathe Free: A Community Journal of 2020, Benicia Literary Arts. ISBN 9781735499925
  • June 2022, Lisbit Bailey, Kristina Brown, Bobby Coleman, John Curl, Karen Melander-Magoon, ed., ”In the Name of Profit the Earth Burns,” Storm Warning: Poets for the Planet Building Socialism, Revolutionary Poets Brigade, San Francisco, California. ISBN: 9780938392163
  • August 2022, ”Nucleomituphobia,” Hiroshima Day, Moonstone Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ISBN: 978-1-959038-09-2
  • August 2022, Cozza, Vanessa, ed., “6/13/2020,” The Protest Diaries, B Cubed Press, Horse Heaven, Washington. ISBN: 9781949476262
  • August 2022, “A Flame Extinguished,” Colossus: Freedom, Colossus Press, Oakland, CA ISBN:9781735252650
  • August 2022, ”Kerouac,” National Beat Poetry Foundation & Friends Remembering Jack Kerouac on his 100th Birthday 3-12-2022, New Generation Beat Publications ISBN: 9781957654010
  • September 2022, “Guardians of Justice,” When There are Nine, Moon Tide Press, Whittier, CA. ISBN:9781957799032
  • September 2022, “The Day They Banned Love,” Banned Books Week, Moonstone Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ISBN:9781959038115
  • November 2022, The Alien Buddha’s Microdoses, Alien Buddha Press, Spartanburg, South Carolina. ISBN: 979-8844476075
  • November 2022, Stanton, Tom, “This Land of Soul,” “Eternal Drifter,” “Airplane Mode,” Nooks & Crannies, Benicia First Tuesday Poets Anthology, Benicia Literary Arts. ISBN: 9781735499918
  • December 2022, 26th Annual Poetry Ink Anthology, Moonstone Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ISBN 9751954499904
  • February 2023, The Alien Buddha Gets Rejected, Vol. 2, Alien Buddha Press, Spartanburg, South Carolina. ISBN 979-8370718717

Forthcoming anthologies

  • expected 2023, Prada, Melissa, ed., American Graveyard: Calls to End Gun Violence, Read or Green Books, Albuquerque, New Mexico. ISBN 9798986140674
  • (accepted) “Perpetually 26,” Beat Generation: Evolution, National Beat Poetry Foundation anthology, Local Gems Press, Long Island, NY.
  • May 2023, Chawla, Nishi, ed., “Earth Viridescent,” Greening the Earth, Penguin India.

Collective Poems

Contributed lines to:

  • Herrera, Juan Felipe, ed., “La Familia” epic poem, 2016
  • Wegener, Gillian, ed. “This Steady Beat of Days: A community spread poem during the time of Covid-19” Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center, 2020

Articles & Essays

  • October 22, 2019, “Guest Column: Enid’s ties to railroad historyEnid News & Eagle
  • August 2020, Kumar, Ajit & Pickering, Dustin, ed., “A Collective Experience to Learn,” Global Pandemic Crisis: a series of literary essays on quarantine, Transcendent Zero Press, Houston, Texas. ISBN 9781946460257
  • December 3, 2020, “Hanukkah at Home,” Motherwell Magazine newsletter and Facebook.

Spoken Word Albums

  • Happy Accidents, 2015 (Compact disc is out of print. Still available digitally.)


  • Photos of me appears on pages 108 and 236 of photographer Robert A. Fischer’s book Listen Very Closely (Mystic Boxing Commission, 2021)

You may also be interested in a list of awards or a list of press.