Andrée Seu Peterson

Andrée is the author of three books: Won't Let You Go Unless You Bless Me, Normal Kingdom Business, and We Shall Have Spring Again.

Death of a poet

Literature | A talented writer isn’t necessarily a writer to be heeded
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 2/14/19, 12:02 pm

A friend texted, “Mary Oliver died.” I looked up at my husband, “Do we know a Mary Oliver?” Shrug. I typed back, cagily: “How old was she?” No clue forthcoming there: “83,” she replied. Then, after a quick Google search on this end: 

“Did you know her personally?” “My aunt took her in when she was a teenager and she lived with her in Provincetown for a few years. … My aunt has all of her books personally signed by her. … [Mary] ventured into lesbian life later on. She was sexually abused at home. … Tell me if you write something about her.” 

Read more

Seth Wenig/AP

Entrepreneurial spirit

Religion | From the Tappan Zee Bridge to the Apostle Paul
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 1/31/19, 11:59 am

After a weather related stay of execution, the Tappan Zee Bridge on the Hudson River 25 miles north of Manhattan was dispatched on Jan. 15 by explosive charges courtesy of the Controlled Demolition Company. 

Read more

Krieg Barrie

Full body armor

Religion | Fighting the good fight in the new year
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 1/17/19, 01:08 pm

Life is warfare. If not, we are losing. Right up to the end Paul urges “Fight the good fight” (1 Timothy 6:12), and signs off from this poor world with “I have fought the good fight” (2 Timothy 4:7). How vexed he would be if we thought this pretty poetry.

Read more