Litany of Flights
No Longer I
Laura's poetry manuscript Litany of Flights was selected by judges Mark S. Burrows, Luci Shaw, and Jon M. Sweeney as the First Place winner of the 2020 Paraclete Poetry Prize. Litany of Flights will be published by Paraclete Press in the Fall of 2020. Click here to here to read the title poem.
Litany of Flights is now available for pre-order from Paraclete Press and Amazon.
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.
O Garden-Dweller was awarded Second Place in the category of Poetry in the 2018 Catholic Press Association Book Awards.
A new essay on the via negativa and painted lady butterflies is featured in Ekstasis Magazine.
Laura's poetry manuscript Litany of Flights was selected by judges Mark S. Burrows, Luci Shaw, and Jon M. Sweeney as the First Place winner of the 2020 Paraclete Poetry Prize. Litany of Flights will be published by Paraclete Press in the Fall of 2020.
Recent poetry publications:
"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, vol. 101, no. 4
"California Match Girl" – Solo Novo 7/8: Psalms of Cinder & Silt (Solo Press, 2019)
"Do you want to be well?" and "The Eagle"– Dappled Things, SS. Peter and Paul 2019
"Via Negativa: Mourning Dove" – February 2020, First Things
New poetry by Laura is forthcoming in Cumberland River Review, Relief: A Journal of Art and Faith, U.S. Catholic, Amethyst, Saint Katherine Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Poets Reading the News.
Laura reads her poem "California Match Girl"
Matt Guerrero interviews Laura about her writing and Carmelite spirituality on Ordinary Grace Podcast. The interview features a poetry reading of "Substance Theory."
Deal Hudson interviews Laura about her poetry and Paul's spirituality on Church and Culture, Ave Maria Radio. The interview features poetry readings of "On Adoring You" and "Nocturne."
February 27, 2020
February 1, 2020
2:00 - 4:00 pm
November 9, 2019
February 16, 2019
January 12, 2019
August 4, 2018
October 14, 2017
2:00 to 5:00 pm
September 10, 2017
August 6, 2017
June 6, 2017
April 23, 2017
March 25, 2017
March 2, 2017
Speaker, The University Series, on the topic of the spirituality of Paul the Apostle: "Can Paul's spirituality help us today?"
Saint Jude the Apostle Church, Westlake Village, CA
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7:30 pm
Poetry Reading. Solo Novo 7/8: Psalms of Cinder and Silt contributing poets read from the new anthology.
Deane Chapel, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, February 1, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Speaker, ADLA Catholic Bible Institute, on the topic of "Biblical Spirituality,"
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9:00 am
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
Speaker, Women of the Book, Our Lady of Grace Church, Encino, CA
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 12:15 pm
Speaker, "Spirituality and Creative Writing" and poetry reading
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