Laura Reece Hogan is the author of Butterfly Nebula (Backwaters, University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming 2023), winner of the Backwaters Prize in Poetry, Litany of Flights (Paraclete Press, 2020), winner of the Paraclete Poetry Prize, the poetry chapbook O Garden-Dweller (Finishing Line Press, 2017), and the spiritual theology book I Live, No Longer I: Paul's Spirituality of Suffering, Transformation, and Joy (Wipf & Stock, 2017), which examines the spirituality of Paul the apostle. She is one of ten poets featured in the anthology In a Strange Land (Cascade Books, 2019).
I Live, No Longer I won four First Place 2018 Catholic Press Association Book Awards in the categories of Spirituality, Hardcover; Spirituality, Softcover; Theology; and Scripture, Popular Studies. I Live, No Longer I also was awarded the Gold Medal for Spirituality in the 2018 Illumination Book Awards, and won the category of Religion: Christianity in the 2017 American Book Fest Best Book Awards. O Garden-Dweller won 2nd Place in the category of Poetry in the 2018 Catholic Press Association Book Awards. Litany of Flights won the Gold Medal for Poetry in the 2022 Illumination Book Awards and was selected as a Finalist in the 2021 National Indie Excellence Awards.
Her poems can be found in or are forthcoming in America, Sugar House Review, Lily Poetry Review, RHINO, Scientific American, Rust + Moth, Whale Road Review, Dappled Things, River Heron Review, Cloudbank, Connecticut River Review, First Things, The Vassar Review, The Inflectionist Review, Amsterdam Quarterly, Mantis, Cumberland River Review, EcoTheo Review, DMQ Review, LETTERS Journal, The Night Heron Barks, Relief: A Journal of Art and Faith, The Christian Century, Cider Press Review, SWWIM Every Day, Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry, U.S. Catholic, The Cresset, Sojourners, Spiritus, Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality and the Arts, Psaltery & Lyre, Rock & Sling, Anglican Theological Review, Poets Reading the News,
The Windhover, Santa Fe Literary Review, Saint Katherine Review, Trinity House Review, Solum Journal, Amethyst, Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, Reformed Journal, Riddled with Arrows, Poems for Ephesians, The Penwood Review, The Catholic Poetry Room, Faith Hope and Fiction, PILGRIM: A Journal of Catholic Experience, NonBinary Review, Plum Tree Tavern, the anthology Solo Novo 7/8: Psalms of Cinder & Silt (Solo Press, 2019), the forthcoming anthology Without a Doubt (New York Quarterly), a forthcoming Diode Editions anthology, and other publications. Her poetry has been nominated for the Best of the Net and a Pushcart Prize. Her essays have been featured in Spirituality and Ekstasis Magazine. Laura has spoken on a range of topics including Paul’s spirituality, the Christological hymns, the paradox of the cross, Carmelite spirituality, 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 an M.A. in theology from St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California. She lives in Southern California.