Laura Reece Hogan is the author of I Live, No Longer I: Paul’s Spirituality of Suffering, Transformation, and Joy (Wipf & Stock, 2017), which examines the spirituality of Paul the apostle, and the poetry chapbook O Garden-Dweller (Finishing Line Press, 2017), which reimagines the classic poetic text of the Song of Songs and considers its terrain of love and belonging in connection with how we seek out the divine today in our own backyards, literally and figuratively.
Her poetry has appeared in The Christian Century, Faith Hope and Fiction, PILGRIM: A Journal of Catholic Experience, The Penwood Review, Plum Tree Tavern, The Windhover, and ALTARWORK. Her essay “The Brightness of Bones” was featured in Spirituality. Laura has spoken on a range of topics including Paul’s spirituality, the Pauline epistles, the Christological hymns, the paradox of the cross, Carmelite spirituality, Christian joy, and spirituality and creative writing.
Laura earned a B.A. from Rice University in Houston, Texas, a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, and a M.A. in theology from St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California. She is a professed Third Order Carmelite. She lives in Southern California with her family.