"Hoping that possibly out of the process there may be matured a wholesome loaf of bread or, more likely, a small pan of biscuits."
Monday, October 26, 2015
"Dr. Coffin Adopts Baby"
"Coffin reminded the group that for a decade and a half, there had been no children in his home. The student assistants had been 'his boys,' sons in the faith, filing a large place in his life. After 1923, there were two children in the home, Ruth Prentice Coffin and David Douglas Coffin, which brought great happiness into the family life which was already full of many-sided interests." --Morgan Phelps Noyes, "Henry Sloan Coffin: The Man and His Ministry"
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.