Download a free copy of Wanderings: Selected Poems by D.L. Lang, the former poet laureate of Vallejo, California.
D.L. Lang is a poet and spoken word artist, the author of 13 poetry books and ebooks. She was poet laureate of Vallejo, California and is published in anthologies worldwide. She is an experienced poetry judge, host, writer, editor, and performer. She frequently writes topical verse about political protest and social justice, as well as spirituality, nature, and memoir.
Wanderings is a chapbook featuring a small sampling of poetry previously published between 2011 and 2017 in D.L. Lang’s first nine full length poetry collections. It includes award-winning poems that have received ribbons or rosettes at county fairs. It contains poems inspired by Oklahoma, the San Francisco Bay Area, Judaism, and a few of her other favorites.
About 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. Lang is an internationally published poet, appearing in dozens of anthologies worldwide.
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.