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. Previous publications include a chapbook, Spiraling into Control, and two poetry collections from Kelsay Books, Aldrich Press: Running Counterclockwise (2014), which was first runner-up for the Thorpe Menn Award for Literary Excellence, and Waking on the Moon (2017). Alarie won a 2020 Fantastic Ekphrastic Award from The Ekphrastic Review and has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize and twice for Best of Net. She has been published in numerous journals (see Acknowledgments) and anthologies. Alarie hopes you will visit her website and subscribe (free) to her blog at alariepoet.com.
Paperback: 116 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (June 4, 2021)