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Alarie Tennille

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Alarie Tennille was born and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia with a genius older brother destined for NASA, a ghost, and a yard full of cats. A Phi Beta Kappa, she graduated from the University of Virginia in the first class that admitted women (B.A. with distinction in English). She met her husband, graphic artist Chris Purcell, in college. She still misses the ocean, but loves the writing community she’s found in Kansas City.

After a career ranging from technical editor to greeting card writer, Alarie is retired and has more time to focus on her poetry writing. She serves on the Emeritus Board of The Writers Place.

Alarie's latest poetry collection, Waking on the Moon, was published by Kelsay Books in April 2017. Her previous book,
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Running Counterclockwise

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Three A.M. at the Museum

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A Sneak Peak: How I Talk to Art

My website blog announcing a new book about to be published soon with a discussion of my writing process when writing ekphrastic (about art) poems.

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Sorry to be a broken record, but I LOVE the Rattle Chapbook Prize books for all the reasons I love poetry that pulls me in. It crosses many cultures, many tones and subjects, even varies from mostly free verse to formal. What matters to me and many r ...more
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Duhamel’s a well-established poet, but her style and sense of humor just don't appeal to my taste. The pop culture poems no doubt prove she’s more hep than I. However, I was captivated in a horrifying way by poems about a grotesque escalator accident ...more
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Alarie Jan wrote: "Thanks for recommending Henri Cole's new book, Alarie -- I've put it on my to-read list!"

It's always gratifying to hear that. My husband decided he wants to read it after hearing me rave, too.


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Jan Thanks for recommending Henri Cole's new book, Alarie -- I've put it on my to-read list!


Alarie Jan wrote: "Thanks so much for the add, Alarie!"

I was actually surprised you weren't already in my contacts, Jan. I wanted to let you know I voted for your poem in the contest. Love it! But I think I said so in IHOP. I don't usually like to say so there for fear there's another member in the grouping that I didn't notice.

We have some pretty good overlap in reading tastes, so I'm sure I'll get some ideas from you.


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Jan Thanks so much for the add, Alarie!


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