Tea & Sprockets: A Modern American Poetry Book

| June 23, 2013


Tea & Sprockets: A Modern American Poetry Book


A #1 best seller in American Poetry, American 20th Century Poetry, and Poetry Anthologies

On March 21st and 22nd, this book was #2 in all poetry

Poetry direct from the soul to the page

Tea & Sprockets is a contemporary poetry collection by modern American poet D.L. Lang. This 150 page single author anthology spans 15 years of work encompassing poems from 1995 to 2010. Across the 106 selected poems, Lang weaves together themes of love and friendship, death and loss, war and peace.

About the author

D.L. Lang is the author of Tea & Sprockets: A Modern American Poetry Book and Your Poetry eBook: Quick & Easy Formatting for Kindle. Lang is best known for her films The Hebrew Project and Liquid Wind and her singles Last Chance Disaster and Wilderness as Tranquoizier. She lives in Marin County, California with her husband, where they enjoy copious amounts of Judaism, nature, and indie music. Lang also has a great fondness for penguins, studying history, and unlocking genealogical discoveries.

In her own words

It was always a dream of mine to publish a poetry book. I’ve been writing poetry since I was 11 years old. The two oldest poems in this book are Surf Clown and The Outsider. It’s so awesome to be able to share my work with you, so please enjoy the journey!

To me, poetry is a coping mechanism, spiritual journey, humorous observation, and linguistic exploration, but what it truly is: my soul on a page. The mystery of poetry is that the reader never truly knows what the writer was thinking, so it takes on a meaning of its own to each person who reads it and relates, or not, to it.

I am an avid tea drinker. If you drink a cup of hot tea, you are forced to slow down and appreciate the tea. It is almost a meditative process. Poetry can have a similar contemplative quality about it. But then there’s the sprockets: the every day routine where your mind is constantly churning and the world is constantly turning. You can read poetry in this way as well translated into music or film there is a speedy quality. When I write sometimes the poetry is a direct flowing of my soul so fast that my pen cannot keep up: that is the sprockets. Other times, this is the result of meditation on a theme or word–there’s your tea. The spiritual and the mundane are life’s tea and sprockets.


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