All posts by Joshua Hren

Joshua Hren is a writer, father, and husband. He is founder of Wiseblood Books and co-founder of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of St. Thomas, Houston. Joshua regularly publishes essays and poems in such journals as First Things, America, Public Discourse, Commonweal, National Review, Catholic World Report, New Oxford Review, University Bookman, Law & Liberty, and LOGOS.

Contemplative Realism: The Germinal Yearnings of a New Literary Movement

“Realists do not fear the results of their study.” —Dostoevsky Maybe I was a twenty-something romantic haunting the East Side of Milwaukee. A draught stole past the cream city bricks, trespassed the strips of sackcloth patching the window. Once a...

/ February 23, 2022