In May 2017, she received a commission from Red Room Poetry, as part of the Red Room Poetry Fellowship shortlisting.
These poems are part of a series that responds to Filipino idioms.
For more of Ivy Alvarez’s poems at Red Room Poetry, visit her profile page.
Members of the public are invited to join 11 New Zealand poets on Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 6pm at St Heliers Library to celebrate esteemed US journal Atlanta Review‘s NZ launch.
Many well-known poets have appeared in Atlanta Review, including Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney and Gunter Grass.
Edited by Ivy Alvarez, this Aotearoa/NZ edition is a first in the journal’s 23-year history.