Ivy Alvarez is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and New Zealand Poetry Society’s editor for a fine line magazine. Her verse novel Disturbance was adapted into a musical, premiering in Tokyo, Japan.

Born in the Philippines, Ivy Alvarez grew up in Tasmania, Australia. Having lived in Scotland and the Republic of Ireland, she lived almost ten years in Cardiff, Wales, before arriving in Auckland, New Zealand in 2014.

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“Like watching a camera panning across highly concentrated physical and emotional landscapes.” —Natalie Linh Bolderston

Available from Paloma Press.

Ivy Alvarez's Disturbance (Seren Books, 2013)

“This masterpiece of brutality veined with tenderness will skewer you to its pages.” —Sally Spedding

Available from Seren and from the author.

The Everyday English Dictionary by Ivy Alvarez

“Haunting and surreal … powerful and foreboding.” —Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

Available from Paekakariki Press and from the author.

Ivy Alvarez's Mortal (2006)

“Here’s a striking new voice to accompany us from Hades to Tasmania, from myth to mother.” —WN Herbert

Available from the author.