Copper Chimney Lounge Poetry Series: Laura Reece Hogan and Ryan Apple


Sunday afternoon (April 14) at University United Methodist Church, the Copper Chimney Lounge Poetry Series will host Laura Reece Hogan and Ryan Apple, two poets whose work explores “the intersections of human experience, the physical universe and the divine,” according to a press release.

Hogan is based in Southern California. Her latest work, “Butterfly Nebula,” won the top prize in poetry at the 2024 Illumination Book Awards and the Backwaters Prize in Poetry in 2022. Her portfolio also includes the spiritual theology book “I Live, No Longer I” and poetry collections “O Garden-Dweller” and “Litany of Flights.”

Apple, who lives in Lansing, published his first poetry chapbook, “Stars and Sparrows Alike,” in November 2020. His work also appears alongside Hogan’s in the anthology “In a Strange Land.” Aside from poetry, Apple is a guitarist who records his own albums.

After the featured readings, guests are encouraged to sign up and share their own work during an open mic session. The event is free to attend, though donations to the Lansing Poetry Club are welcome. For more information, visit


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