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.

Disturbance on stage

Early in July 2019, there is to be a theatrical performance of Disturbance in Japan.

Sorcha Chisholm shares some thoughts on the production:

And so now I’ve been asked to join a production play based on a book of poems by Ivy Alvarez entitled “Disturbance”. The story tells of a domestic double murder suicide/surviving daughter/investigation/news-piece. It’s grim stuff to be sure.

Read the rest here.

Below are some images of the performers in rehearsal.