“Cipher” by Ivy Alvarez asks the question: Would you trade your memories for cash?
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
Read the rest of Hilaire’s blogpost.
Hilaire mentions Disturbance
Stunned. Just read, in one sitting, Disturbance, by @IvyAlvarez @SerenBooks Powerful, unflinching, disturbing. #poetry
— Hilaire (@Xilaire) February 12, 2014
Hilaire on Twitter: “Stunned. Just read, in one sitting, Disturbance, by @IvyAlvarez @SerenBooks Powerful, unflinching, disturbing. #poetry”
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…”
Disturbance as a cake
Pictures of Disturbance as a cake, from its book launch (part of First Thursdays, a poetry and fiction reading series organised by Seren Books).