Brother Joe Hoover, S.J., is America’s poetry editor, a playwright and an actor. He lives at the Jesuit community of Brooklyn.
Arts & Culture Books
Joe Hoover, S.J.November 02, 2018
And reading poetry, like the books in our 2018 poetry review, can be a great way to not make perfect sense of a thing, but to just be with a thing.
A man displays a sign as immigration advocates rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 15, 2016, in Washington. (CNS photo/Michael Reynolds, EPA)
Faith Faith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.September 10, 2018
He said he can’t let his feelings get in the way of this. He can’t bend the rules for one person.
Faith Faith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.August 27, 2018
People do not have the time or money or energy to be angry at popes or angry at people who are angry at popes.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.May 31, 2018
Nearly 1,000 poems poured in this year for America’s annual Foley Poetry Contest from writers of all ages.
Jim Caviezel as Luke and James Faulkner as Paul are seen in the film "Paul, Apostle of Christ." (CNS photo/Sony Pictures) 
Arts & Culture Film
Joe Hoover, S.J.March 23, 2018
Someone brought their newborn to a preview of ‘Paul,’ and that newborn wailed.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.December 15, 2017
What does it mean to follow Christ?
The Jesuits of St. Ignatius College Preparatory and Santa Clara College in San Francisco, take in 1905. 
Faith Of Many Things
Joe Hoover, S.J.November 03, 2017
I know this is generally not O.K. to do, writing a whole article about joining the Jesuits.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.July 28, 2017
How does one define Christian poetry?
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Politics & Society Ideas
Joe Hoover, S.J.June 09, 2017
It’s not that Mr. Comey told a bunch of lies and covered them up with a prize-winning performance. It’s that facts can sound like lies when you tell them under pressure. Mr. Comey, who has had experience testifying before Congress, didn’t buckle to the pressure.
The 2017 winner of the Foley Poetry Contest is "Rio Grande (South)" by John Poch. Photo: Bob Palin.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.May 31, 2017
Br. Joseph Hoover, S.J. reflects on this year's Foley Poetry Contest.