Alvarez fulfills the dual mandate of the Australian verse novel: to make us conscious about the craft of our own utterance, and to insist upon the truth.
Ivy Alvarez describes ‘the mirage of eternity between our lips’, a succulent image of unspoken desire, which also conjures her experience of that frozen moment living always between two cultures.
Ivy writes about women and men, about hard subject matter that needs to be brought out into the open. It’s muscular, raw writing that grabs hold of anyone who reads it…
The ‘hyperbolic real’ is a term that might also describe the poetic light and sound that Ivy Alvarez brings to ‘salty slurry’ in her poem ‘Nabagoóng’.
Guest Fiction comes from the brilliant mind of Ivy Alvarez.