Vallejo Weekly | Vol 11 Issue 42

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Artist Highlight-Poet Laureate

Emerita D.L. Lang Ars Poetica Poetry is the outcry for justice at the top of our lungs. Poetry is the rainbow breathing light into the sky. Poetry is the warmest hug from your closest friends. Poetry is the sweetest wine from an infinite bottle of beauty. Poetry radiates the aroma of fresh baked winter cookies. Poetry will blow your mind into universes left untouched by mere mortals floating through life blinded by simplicity. Poetry would eat the moon for breakfast and snack on the stars, washing it down with the comets fiery light. Poetry performs with blind confidence in the truth and absurdity. Poetry flies steady, observing madness, distilling it into perfection. Poetry is the infinite adventure accessible to every human who would dare to step forward into the unknown. Poetry is the ultimate trip and we are the visionaries, demanding joyous, loving futures yet unrealized.

Val l e jo W ee kl y

- Emerita D.L. Lang


Vallejo Poet Laureate Emerita D.L. Lang is an internationally published poet. A winner of the 2023 Curbside Haiku contest, her haiku was displayed across downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma and archived at the Woody Guthrie Center. In 2023 Lang performed at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Vallejo Poetry Festival, Flyway Festival and Laborfest. Lang is anthologized in The Workingman’s Hand (Fine Dog), Remembering Woody Guthrie (Moonstone), American Graveyard (Read or Green), and the upcoming Healing A Fractured World (Revolutionary Poets Brigade). She also went viral for a poem about Elon Musk. KPOO, KPFA, KALW, and KZCT have broadcast her poetry. Visit

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