It has been a rare privilege to watch Disturbance go from final draft to printed book over the last year or so, as part of a closed Facebook group organised by Ivy Alvarez.
Ivy Alvarez reads her poem ‘Husband Interrupted’ from Disturbance, at its book launch, as part of the Dylan Thomas Festival in Swansea.
Within this ‘verse novel’, Alvarez shows admirable artistic control and a remarkable capacity for empathy. She has crafted a range of voices that, even in the briefest of appearances, reveal another facet of the wider narrative and another example of just how far the hurtful consequences of terrible acts can travel. —Will Ford
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