Date(s) – 08/25/2019
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us at Orinda Books for the next installment of the Live Poets Society, a monthly readers series curated by Orinda/Lafayette Poet Laureate Amy Glynn. This month features Tanu Wakefield and DJ Lang.
Tanu Wakefield grew up in Florida in an Indian immigrant family. Her poetry draws on the American and South Asian cultures that have shaped her. She has a BA in English from Wellesley College, an MA in English from Tulane University, and an MFA in Poetry from San Francisco State University. Her poems have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. Her debut poetry collection, Undersong, published this year, tries to capture the music that pulses underneath our daily lives.
D.L. Lang is the current Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California. She is the author of eleven books and one spoken word album. Her work has also been anthologized in Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Vol. 21, A Poet’s Siddur, Light & Shadow, and Verses, Voices & Visions of Vallejo. Lang has been a featured act at numerous events in Vallejo and poetry shows around the San Francisco Bay Area. 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. Her website is: www.poetryebook.com