Australia Council grant award

Ivy Alvarez is thrilled and thankful to be one of among twenty-five individuals and organisations in receipt of a generous grant from the Australia Council of the Arts, selected from a field of over 1300 applicants.

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The Kitchen in May

On 4 May 2019, Ivy Alvarez tutors for The Kitchen, a writing workshop series centred around coming together in each other’s kitchens to share stories.

Register here if you have a link to Albert Eden/Whau — even having eaten on Dominion Rd or in Sandringham is enough. It’s FREE. Read the FAQ for more.

A poem in Aotearotica

Ivy Alvarez’s poem features in Volume Six of Aotearotica. Guest edited by Monica Macansantos, she writes,

In Satisfaction, Auckland-based poet Ivy Alvarez explores the intersections of eating and sex, depicting the act of eating a mango (the quintessential Filipino fruit) as a fundamentally sensual experience that, like sex, does not have to transcend its physicality to be profound in its revelations.


Copies of Volume Six are available here.

Podcast interview on Your Artsy Girl

Episode 11 of Your Artsy Girl podcast: Aileen Cassinetto and Ivy Alvarez

Aileen I. Cassinetto (Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, CA) and Ivy Alvarez (Auckland, New Zealand) feature on Your Artsy Girl, hosted by Cristina Querrer.

A poem from Diaspora: Volume L also features on the Paloma Press website as part of National Poetry Month.

This episode also receives a mention in Cristina Querrer’s 29 April interview with Radio Public: “The second most pivotal episode was when I recorded two poets from opposite sides of the world at the same time! Aileen Cassinetto was in California and Ivy Alvarez was in New Zealand.”