Hamesh Wyatt of the Otago Daily Times quotes Ivy Alvarez’s poem Manufacture in its entirety as part of his review of the Manifesto Aotearoa anthology.
Ivy Alvarez’s review, first published in Galatea Resurrects (2007), will soon appear in Galatea Resurrects: Selected Reviews & Engagements, the production for which is currently in progress.
Partway through Nicholas Reid’s review of Manifesto Aotearoa: 101 Political Poems, he admits “…an anthology tempts me to play favourites and name the selections I found really striking.” Among the poems he singles out is one by Ivy Alvarez.
A poem that really shook me was Ivy Alvarez’s “Manufacture” (p.65) about the crushing and wearing nature of working on the factory floor…
Read the rest of the review here.