Alarie Tennille listens to the things of this world, hungry to transform them into a language and tone that will linger long in a reader’s mind. By turns amused, fascinated, repulsed, and deeply moved, she explores the vagaries and brilliances and sorrows of her surroundings and reports back. With the eye of a painter—indeed, many of the poems are informed by paintings—Tennille notes that “every green is its own green,/sometimes not green at all.” Here is mystery and beckoning and surprise. While her style is straightforward and clear, it’s the passion for her subjects that characterizes Tennille’s work--no skating merely on the surface here. We may not become better human beings after reading Running Counterclockwise, but if not, the fault will be our own. In this collection, Tennille offers us our chances, poem by compassionate, wise, and ironic poem.
Jo McDougall, author of Dirt and Satisfied with Havoc
Running Counterclockwise is rich in surprises. Alarie Tennille creates an accessible journey into the unexpected. She consistently startles us with lightning in a quiet storm…a stapler hurled at dad on Christmas morning…a game of pinochle…“mamma and daddy” slipping to the sink to “gulp a shot of Seagram’s"…for "a glimpse at the dwindling day.” Tennille draws the reader behind the scenes of the day to day. If the moments of our lives run clockwise, then these poems ratchet them back a quarter turn, counterclockwise for a second look. Tennille is a master of the subtle bump, the tap on the shoulder—the hey, look again. These poems “cover the track around the sun at 69,000 mph.”
Al Ortolani, author of Cooking Chili on the Day of the Dead
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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. Her chapbook, Spiraling into Control, is available on Amazon.com. Alarie’s poems have appeared in numerous journals including Margie, Poetry East, Coal City Review, I-70 Review, English Journal, Wild Goose Poetry Review, and Southern Women’s Review. firstname.lastname@example.org
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