The poems and essays in The Kentucky Vein deal with our connection to nature, exploring lessons learned from tobacco fields under harsh sun, the lifecycle of quarried stone, childless tricycles, and the grass of a new subdivision asking where the foals have gone. This collection is a rich symphony of images drawn from the Kentucky landscape, people and history. More
The Kentucky Vein amplifies the contemporary against the rural, the humanity within nature, and the identification of the deepest self with the landscapes of America's heartland. Exploring sun burnt necks and baptisms in lakes, gossip with horses and lessons learned from tobacco and broken china, this poetry collection roots the human spirit firmly in place in the American South.
Colleen S. Harris spent nearly a decade living in Kentucky, and fell in love with the landscape, people, and history there. The Kentucky Vein is a reflection of the author’s time in – and affection for – the bluegrass state. This collection concentrates on landscape, memory, and relationships.