Theresa Senato Edwards, editor of the American Poetry Journal, recently nominated Ivy Alvarez’s poem, Nagkabuhul-buhol ang hininga, for both the Best of the Net, and The Orison anthologies. Fantastic news!

Poets House Showcase

“…the Showcase is a free exhibit featuring over 3,300 books of poetry published by more than 800 presses over the previous 18 months.”

Ivy Alvarez’s Diaspora: Volume L features in the Showcase, alongside Melinda Luisa de Jesús, Wesley St Jo, Eileen R. Tabios, and other Paloma Press authors.

Disturbance, the musical

DISTURBANCE, a musical scored by Tony Award-winning producer Mark Ferris and based on Ivy Alvarez’s verse novel that explores the impact of domestic violence, premieres at Musicasa in Tokyo on 2 July 2019, and runs to 4 July 2019.

Please visit the website to learn more, including a full interview with Ms Alvarez. Here’s an excerpt:

How does it feel to see your work adapted for the stage? 

Incredibly surreal! That this could be a possibility for my poetry is not something I could have foreseen. Truly, it’s a thrill and privilege.

Read the rest here.

Below are rehearsal photos from the show.

Media and blog coverage