Poems for US National Poetry Month

Thanks to Dr. Karen Head, Missouri S&T’s Director of Arts & Innovation, two poems by Ivy Alvarez feature on their FB page as part of National Poetry Month.

The first poem is the last poem in Diaspora: Volume L (Paloma Press).

The second poem, Utak-biyâ, is forthcoming in Ethel Zine (along with another poem, Ugaling hayop).

Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2020

Johanna Emeney, in an interview with the New Zealand Books Council, mentions Ivy Alvarez’s poems, which appear in the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2020.

As Jack has done in previous editions, you’ve given some poets more than one poem. How so?

Some of the poems seemed to belong as a ‘set’. For example, Chris Tse’s ghost poems and Ivy Alvarez’s poems based on Filipino sayings.

Poems in diaspora anthology

Ivy Alvarez’s poems feature in To Gather Your Leaving: Asian Diaspora Poetry from America, Australia, UK and Europe, edited by Boey Kim Cheng, Arin Alycia Fong, and Justin Chia, and published by Ethos Books.

To Gather Your Leaving