Andrew Harper, Warp Magazine

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…

Stephanie Jones & Charne Lavery, Wasafiri

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’.

Suzy Sampson on Stop Kiss

Ivy Alvarez plays both Mrs Winsley, the woman who witnessed the attack, and the nurse who cares for Sara in the hospital — the first with an intriguing nervousness that leaves the audience wondering what it is about her husband that Mrs Winsley is hiding from the detective.

Peter Le Baige

Loved the intense physicality of the poems, so tightly bound into their sounds as well.