The Cafe of Dreams

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D. Lang, Sep 10, 2018 - Poetry - 62 pages
The Cafe of Dreams is 50 pages of new poetry by D.L. Lang, the Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California.
 

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Contents

Because Its There
1
Laugh With Me
2
Haifa
3
Rubble
4
California Delta
5
Free Them
6
How to Swim Through a Tornado
7
The Carpool of Vulnerability
10
Paradise Collectors
28
Raisin
29
A Starry Night
30
Drivethru Paradise
31
Space Age Insomnia
32
The Café of Dreams
33
Learning how to Tell the Times
34
Hairku?
35

Visiting Friends
12
Looking for Home
13
Vallejo Together
15
These Streets of Dreamers
17
Time Unkept
18
Prayer
19
Wild Choir
20
Cliffnotes of a Conversation
21
Wandering Angels
22
Hope
23
A Dream Fulfilled
24
An Imagined Reincarnation
25
Remembering my Name
26
You Will
27
This Poetic Iceberg
36
The Woodpeckers Beat
38
Generosity
39
Heritage
40
The Middle Ages
41
Impermanence
42
Upholding the System 101
43
For Johanna
46
Forest Whisperings
47
How Should A Poet Live?
48
The 7 Words You Cannot Say in a Free Country
49
Why Poetry Matters
50
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About the author (2018)

D.L. Lang is the current Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California. She is the author of ten books, and one spoken word album. Her poems have been published in the Benicia Herald, Jewish Journal, Poets Are Heroes Magazine, the Benicia First Tuesday Poets anthology Light & Shadow, and in A Poet's Siddur: Friday Evening Liturgy through the Eyes of Poets. Her poem "Is" was recently accepted into the Marin Poetry Center's member anthology for 2018. Lang has been a featured act at several local events including the Vallejo Man March, Unity Day, Solidarity with Charlottesville, Vallejo's Families Belong Together rally, and International Peace Day. She has also featured at My Word Open Mic in Berkeley, the Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show, the Benicia First Tuesday Poets, and Rosanna's in Benicia. She has hosted and organized poetry events at the JFK Library in Vallejo, CA. She is also a regular at Poetry by the Bay since 2015 and lead the Poetry in Notion poetry circle. She has won ribbons and rosettes at the Alameda, Marin, San Mateo, and Solano County Fairs. Her poems have been transformed into songs, liturgy, and used as a means to advocate for causes. She served as a judge for the Solano County Poetry Out Loud competition, and for the JFK Library's Write On! Teen Poetry Contest. She has also taught self-publishing to both Poetry in Notion and Benicia First Tuesday Poets. Verses, Voices and Visions of Vallejo is her poet laureate project.

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