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’.

Peter Le Baige

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

Natalie Linh Bolderston on Diaspora: Volume L

Alvarez is able to deconstruct and interrogate language and contextual meanings at a highly granular level, and craft a series of compelling re-interpretations.