Hilaire reads Disturbance

“Alvarez gets behind the headlines, giving voice to the many people affected by such an incident. Though the surface of many of the poems is factual – lists, interviews, statements – the cumulative effect is very powerful.” —Hilaire

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Bethany Pope mentions Disturbance

Bethany Pope: “Sitting in a bus terminal (my God these are appropriately named – all life seems to stop.) reading Ivy Alvarez‘s wonderful verse-novel ‘Disturbance’ (which is also about a terminus, of the original kind). This book cuts straight to the gristle, ‘Her dress, for instance, did not shield her / from the buckshot aimed at her front and back. / We do what we can.’ Pick this book up the next time you need something wonderful…”