Bent Window Books

Ivy Alvarez joins poet Stuart Barnes as part of the Advisory Board of Bent Window Books, founded by Rose Hunter.

Bent Window Books is a publisher of poetry chapbooks focusing on Australian writers, with the occasional chapbook from elsewhere.

Atlanta Review and Best NZ Poems

Ivy Alvarez extends best wishes and congratulations to Gregory Kan, Makyla Curtis, Jamie Trower, Chris Tse, and Louise Wallace, whose work features in Best New Zealand Poems 2017, and which she had initially selected for the New Zealand/Aotearoa edition of Atlanta Review.

Only 25 poets appear in Best New Zealand Poems — that five of the poems initially chosen for Atlanta Review are also fêted in this way is worthy of celebration.

Selected mentor for 2018 NZSA Youth Programme

Ivy Alvarez is a selected mentor for one of the 2018 recipients for the New Zealand Society of Authors’ Youth Mentorship programme.

The 2018 recipients for the NZSA Youth Mentorship programme are Xiaole Zhan from Westlake Girls High School in Auckland, Elise Sadlier from Gisborne Girls’ High School, Anthony Pita from Rosmini College in Auckland, and Cybella Maffitt from St Cuthberts College in Auckland. They will work on their writing projects under the guidance of Karyn Hay, Sue Wootton, Anna Mackenzie, and Ivy Alvarez.

Reading at the LOUNGE

Ivy Alvarez joins MC Vaughan Rapatahana and other poets reading at LOUNGE on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, starting from 5.30 pm.

LOUNGE poster

Poem on Flash Frontier

Ivy Alvarez’s poem, Ligaw-tingin, features in Flash Frontier.

Stemming from a series of poems that responds to Filipino idiomatic expressions, this is the second poem to appear in the journal.