People’s Poet Laureate of Vallejo CA
DL Lang known to friends as “Diana” is a welcoming and accessible poet who invites Vallejo poets to write and perform for this diverse and beautiful community. DL is one of the most active California laureates leading Vallejo community and library poetry functions and writing for its civic and public events. Her own poetic work is easy to embrace, understand, and feel. She writes from her love of this place, nestled between two nourishing rivers and the glorious Bay.
Following in the pioneering footsteps of the awesome 1st poet laureate of Vallejo, Ginea Brice, DL continues to lead local poets into community happenings that widen the conversation. Poetry injects hope, lyricism, and spirituality into the universe. Its impact aims at the mind and heart where direct action is born. DL Lang helps carry the banner for social change to create the loving world we want with liberty, justice, housing, safety, food, education, healthcare, and poetry for all.
Her most recent achievement as of this writing is the publication of her new book of poems, The Cafe of Dreams. She has also just completed editing an anthology of poems by Vallejo poets and some others. This Book, Verses, Voices & Visions, will be celebrated this coming March 2019, at the Vallejo’s John F. Kennedy Library.
Nina Serrano interviews DL Lang, Vallejo’s Poet Laureate, on Literary Dialogs with Nina Serrano on June 8, 2018. DL Lang reads from her own works, discusses her eleven volumes of poetry and shares her love of Vallejo, California.
About Nina Serrano: Nina is a well-known, international prize-winning inspirational author and poet. With a focus on Latino history and culture, she is also a playwright, filmmaker, KPFA talk show host, a former Alameda County Arts Commissioner, and a co-founder of the San Francisco Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Oakland Magazine’s “best local poet” in 2010, she is a former director of the San Francisco Poetry in the Schools program and the Bay Area’s Storytellers in the Schools program. A Latina activist for social justice, women’s rights, and the arts, Nina Serrano at 84 remains vitally engaged in inspiring change and exploring her abundant creativity. For more information go to ninaserrano.com or contact her publisher at estuarypress.com. For more detailed information about Nina see About Nina on her website.
About Estuary Press: Estuary Press is the publisher of Nicaragua Way. It is also the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive, a repository of photography and video documentaries of various social change and political movements during the 1960s and 1970s. Contact Paul Richards (510) 967 5577, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit estuarypress.com for more details.
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