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Brother Joe Hoover, S.J., is America’s poetry editor and the author of O Death, Where is Thy Sting: A Meditation on Suffering.
The 2017 winner of the Foley Poetry Contest is "Rio Grande (South)" by John Poch. Photo: Bob Palin.
Arts & CulturePoetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Br. Joseph Hoover, S.J. reflects on this year's Foley Poetry Contest.
Vivian Tuttle holds a photo of her daughter Yvonne, who was murdered during a 2002 bank robbery in Norfolk, Neb., as she testifies in favor of the death penalty at a public hearing in Omaha, Neb. in October 2016 (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file).
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Joe Hoover, S.J.
The fight against the death penalty lays bare the strengths and weaknesses of the Catholic approach to pro-life issues.
Visitors to the lobby of Trump Tower wear "Make America Great Again" hats, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in New York (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik).
Politics & SocietyIn All Things
Joe Hoover, S.J.
The headquarters of America sit just one block from Trump Tower.
FaithIn All Things
Joe Hoover, S.J.
The Jesuits at the magazine saw themselves as ministering in a country hostile to the Catholic faith and so chose Edmund Campion as their patron.
A supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reacts to the news that Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump won the election in the early morning hours of Nov. 9. (CNS photo/Adrees Latif, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyIn All Things
Joe Hoover, S.J.
It was a dark night and a bleak next morning. And then grace came.
(photo courtesy of Seven Days Vermont/CharlieMcAteer)
Theater
Joe Hoover, S.J.
There are radiant truths within these Catholic documents. And then, it seems, the darker shroud of Rome is thrown down and ruins it all.
The author, left, in a stage version of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' playing in Greensboro, Vt.
In All Things
Joe Hoover, S.J.
The best of art is never distant—it hits us across the face.
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Poetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Between Jan. 1 and March 31 over 1,000 poems were sent in for America’s annual Foley contest.
Poetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Social movements need great art.
A police officer outside the subway entrance in Soho lower Manhattan on Canal street late in the day.
In All Things
Joe Hoover, S.J.
The moneyed, socially-liberal elite Mr. Trump turned Ted Cruz's insult on its head.