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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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The Caregiver (Poetry)
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Description: An ode of appreciation for the care I received when needing medical help unrelated to COVID
Moving On (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 13, 2019 11:48AM
Description: Alarie's memory of Mr. Selby, the ghost who lingered in her childhood home. Thanks to Deep South Magazine,
What Shudders and Shakes (Poetry)
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Description: A review of Michelle Menting's poetry collection, <i>Leaves Surface Like Skin</i>
Waking on the Moon (Poetry)
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Description: I'm excited to announce the release of my latest poetry collection from Kelsay Books: https://www.amazon.com/Waking-Moon-Alarie-Tennille/dp/1945752769/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493270796&sr=1-3&keywords=alarie+tennille
"Two Women" by Alarie Tennille (Poetry)
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Like Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad before it, this novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. I shouldn’t have to tell you it’s a beautifully written book. I will warn you of its brutality. Even though I read a lot of books set in the Antebellu ...more
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Bazzett’s task, even if he brought it on himself, was almost up there with creating a universe in 7 days: cover everything in the universe in just 20 (not very long) poems, including questioning God and what he, she, we, or they is, are, or were, if ...more
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I’ve read several of the novels in this Isabel Dalhousie series. I didn’t enjoy this one quite as much, but that may be M. A. Smith’s fault for recently writing his Paul Stuart series. I find those books much funnier and even more focused on food and ...more
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" Keely wrote: "He’s such a phenomenal writer and thinker."

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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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