World Literature Today and Alvarez-Cortiz collaboration

Five fresh comic book recommendations from around the world.

This ambitious anthology, funded in part by the Arts Council of England, opens with an editorial discussion of the different ways that comics and poetry can intersect. The remainder of the volume offers up tangible examples of that intersection with strong points arising from individual cartoonists as well as collaborative efforts (e.g. “Breakable,” by Ivy Alvarez and Cristian Ortiz).
World Literature Today

Read the rest of the article, Nota Benes: Comics


Part of a transnational framework

“…on the other hand several mid-career poets like Kim Cheng Boey, Ouyang Yu, Sudesh Mishra and Ivy Alvarez have opted to link themselves to transnational frameworks. Seren Press in Wales published Alvarez’s Disturbance, dancing girl press in Chicago published her chapbook Hollywood Starlet, while Sudesh Mishra’s latest collection The Lives of Coathangers is recently out with Otago University Press. It is important that from the domestic perspective Australian poetics can remain critically receptive to transnational publications such as these.” —Michelle Cahill

Read the rest of the article at the link: Extimate Subjects and Abject Bodies in Australian Poetry

Poetry and the body

“Can you share some examples of writing that uses the body or illness as landscapes for a story?”

“There are too many to list here. Poetry does this so well – anything by Sharon Olds or Anne Sexton, as well as local poets Andy Jackson and Ivy Alvarez.”
—Leah Kaminsky

Read the rest of Leah Kaminsky’s interview here.