by Jaren Hailey
Profound spaces—places, moments, and people—mold the spirit of every person. Jaren Hailey was shaped by the memories of her mother's family, born on her grandparents' farm in Northern Neck Virginia, in the town of Kilmarnock. The love and lessons learned in these profound spaces of her life shaped her poetry and gave this volume its name. Corn stalks, a dog's fleas, well water, Capt'in Luther Doggett White, red clover tea, a southern field hand, and the magnificent Northern Neck Virginia Queen-Jaren takes the reader to the essence of each, capturing its sorrow, its joy, or its humor.