No Longer I
I Live, No Longer I won four 2018 Catholic Press Association Book Awards: First Place in Spirituality, Hardcover; First Place in Spirituality, Softcover; First Place in Theology; and First Place in Scripture, Popular Studies.
I Live, No Longer I 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.
I Live, No Longer I was a textbook in a Spirituality in the New Testament course taught by Dr. Michael J. Gorman at St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute in Baltimore. Click here for the course description.
I Live, No Longer I (Wipf & Stock, 2017) is available from Wipf and Stock Publishers, Amazon, barnesandnoble.com, christianbook.com, and some bookstores.
O Garden-Dweller was awarded Second Place in the category of Poetry in the 2018 Catholic Press Association Book Awards.
O Garden-Dweller (Finishing Line Press, 2017) is available from Finishing Line Press, Amazon, and barnesandnoble.com. This short poetry collection is a reimagining of the classic poetic text of the Song of Songs and what it might mean today in terms of how we seek out the divine in our own backyards, literally and figuratively.
An essay on divine indwelling and the thought of Jean Vanier, Spark Calling to Spark: Divine Indwelling and Community, was featured by the Mission of St. Thorlak.
Laura is one of ten poets featured in a new anthology edited by D. S. Martin, In a Strange Land (Cascade Books, 2019).
Recent poetry publications:
“Movable Feast” – August 2019, The Windhover, Issue 23.2
"Unexpected Wings" – Fall 2019, Whale Road Review, Issue 16
"The Breaking" – Fall 2019, Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing, Issue 5.3
"Drawn" – October 2, 2019, Poems for Ephesians
"Water-Walkers" – Fall 2019, Anglican Theological Review
"California Match Girl" – Solo Novo 7/8: Psalms of Cinder & Silt (Solo Press, 2019)
New poetry by Laura is forthcoming in First Things, Saint Katherine Review, and Dappled Things.
Host Matt Guerrero interviews Laura about her writing and Carmelite spirituality on Ordinary Grace Podcast. The interview features a reading of "Substance Theory."
February 16, 2019
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August 4, 2018
October 14, 2017
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April 23, 2017
March 25, 2017
March 2, 2017
Directed retreat on "Keys to Ordinary Holiness According to Saint Paul" at Pauline Books and Media in Culver City, CA
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 9:30 am
Fire & Mud Poetry Reading at the Museum of Ventura County. Poets shared poems about the recent devastating fires and mudslides which have impacted many California communities.
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 3:00 pm
Featured poet at the Zoetic Press Poetry Reading at The Book Show in Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 6:00 pm
Book signing at The Open Book in The Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks, CA
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Spoke at Women of the Book, Our Lady of Grace Church, Encino, CA
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 12:15 pm
Spoke on the topic of "Spirituality and Creative Writing" and read poems from O Garden-Dweller, Theology on Tap, Our Lady of Grace Church, Encino, CA
Sunday, August 6, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Talk and book signing at Saint Jude the Apostle Church, Westlake Village, CA
Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 8:00 am
Talk and book signing at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 9:30 am
Retreat talk and book signing in the Parish Hall of Guardian Angel Catholic Church, Pacoima, CA
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:00 am