As 2017 Auckland City Chair for National Flash Fiction Day, Ivy Alvarez shares highlights from the event, her thoughts on fiction, and her poem, “Horse-drawn slave”, on Flash Frontier.
“Red Room Poetry Object is a selection of workshops, linked to an Australasian poetry competition, that invites students (Years 3-10) and their teachers to write poems inspired by their special and curious objects.
“In these unique workshops, students will be guided by celebrated Filipino-Australian poet Ivy Alvarez as they investigate the mysteries of their objects. Drawing on personal and re-imagined stories, students will use poetry as a tool to explore the universe of hidden histories within their treasured belongings.”
Part of the National Poetry Day celebrations in New Zealand.
Described as “a super and incredibly prescient interview“, Ivy Alvarez asks Conchitina Cruz about poetry, politics and the Philippines during a time of turmoil and bloodshed.