Voices
Brother Joe Hoover, S.J., is America’s poetry editor.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.May 12, 2020
Poetry is an attempt to say the unsayable, to capture what ultimately eludes.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.May 01, 2020
Would you take your daughter there, the unholiest there you guess you could go?
Faith Faith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.April 08, 2020
You are called to become obedient enough to serve the God who invites you to do seemingly very little. The God who himself apparently does nothing as the disease spreads.
Arts & Culture Books
Joe Hoover, S.J.November 01, 2019
New American poetry that spans the globe.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.May 31, 2019
Entrants to this year’s contest included poems about human trafficking, the Mueller Report, priestly abuse and screen addiction.
Arts & Culture Books
Joe Hoover, S.J.May 17, 2019
Greg Pardlo's new memoir clips quickly along and burdens the reader with almost no slow moments.
Faith Faith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.May 03, 2019
Adding more words will not make Mass “better.” If you cleanly speak the words as they are, if you let them flow through you, the people in the pews may hear the Mass as they have never heard it before. You do not need to do more. It’s not about you.
Faith Faith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.April 24, 2019
Entrepreneurs like Jeff Bezos talk about being “innovators” and “disrupters,” but really they are not—not in truly world-shaking ways. Imagine if they announced to the world: We are doubling the wages of our warehouse workers, increasing benefits. We are becoming, for God’s sake, a cooperative.
Arts & Culture Books
Joe Hoover, S.J.February 20, 2019
In Christian Wiman's new book, all easy answers about how spirituality informs the arts and vice versa are given fierce interrogation.
Faith Faith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.February 08, 2019
People love yoga. People love the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola. Mash the two together, and you have created a nice, marketable concept that can sweep a bundle of folks into the arms of the Lord and/or the Society of Jesus.