Forming part of the Diaspora series, Ivy Alvarez’s poem “Walis tingting” features in the 2019 Winter edition of Overland.
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.
August poetry events
Ivy Alvarez delivers poetry events and workshops in Hobart, Tasmania during August 2019, including readings at the Republic Bar, and in Glenorchy.
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, premiered at Musicasa in Tokyo, running from 2 July 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
Australia Council grant award
Ivy Alvarez is thrilled and thankful to be one of among twenty-five individuals and organisations in receipt of a generous grant from the Australia Council of the Arts, selected from a field of over 1300 applicants.
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