"Hoping that possibly out of the process there may be matured a wholesome loaf of bread or, more likely, a small pan of biscuits."
Thursday, December 4, 2014
"Misery is Prolonged by American Handling of Debt, Rev. Mr. Halsey Says"
Cincinnati Enquirer, December 1933
“It was said that the church didn’t keep us out of war; in the same breath the church is told to keep out of economic and political affairs. When these become essentially moral, then religion must speak, or be untrue to itself and to God.”
The Jesse Halsey Manuscript Collection. Special Collections,
Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
Anne Halsey lives in Central Texas with her husband and three small children, where she is writing a work of creative nonfiction about her great-grandfather. Grounded in extensive archival research and personal interviews, this book-length project reconceives our understanding of the modern decline of Puritan New England culture. That seemingly familiar narrative is complicated by the previously unsung narratives of the women who found increasing independence and autonomy as their culture struggled to adapt to a more secular age.
For six years, Anne served as Media Director at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago, where she created numerous radio, television, web, podcast, print, and film partnerships with major media outlets. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and her MFA in poetry at New York University.