Ivy Alvarez at the Arts Worker’s Guild in Bloomsbury. Photo posted by @amylwack
There are identifiers aside from Asian and Filipino that one could use to describe me — Australian, European, even Aucklander. I can only point to my writing as a way to answer the question of self-definition, since I am one who is only ever comfortable calling herself a writer.
Read the rest of the article, CODA #2: The future of Aotearoa New Zealand poetry? on Jacket2, as well as two poems from The Everyday English Dictionary.
Ivy Alvarez reads “The Estate Agents”, a poem from her second collection, Disturbance.