The Michael King Writers Centre welcomes Ivy Alvarez into its 2019 residency programme.
During her four-week stay, she will be writing poems towards Diaspora, Volume S.
Poet and publisher Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto writes generous words on the poetry of Barbara Jane Reyes, Angela Narciso Torres, and Ivy Alvarez’s forthcoming work, Diaspora, Volume L.
In a recent review of Hay(na)ku 15 on Galatea Resurrects, Veronica Montes writes:
This poem, written by Ivy Alvarez, plays like a silent film. And I love the way the sound of susurrus/brushing and bamboo/roof play off of each other in the second tercet:
up the hill
brushing the roof
The hay(na)ku form, invented by the poet Eileen R. Tabios, celebrates its 15th anniversary with an anthology, Hay(na)ku 15.
Included are three of Ivy Alvarez’s hay(na)ku, a poem which previously appeared in The First Hay(na)ku Anthology — now translated into Spanish — and a citation of her response to the hay(na)ku form in Abraham Ignacio, Jr.’s Foreword.