Disturbance is a book of dark intensities and deeply felt connections, haunted and haunting, at once brooding, sensual and lucid.
Ivy Alvarez’s work poses poignant questions about humankind and existence in a humorous but lyrical way.
Wayne Preece on Disturbance
This is a dark book but also compelling and, unlike many poetry books, is a page-turner.
Jennifer MacBain-Stephens on The Everyday English Dictionary
Alvarez mingles the earth with animals and sounds, with someone’s mouth — it is a dream dictionary.
Rachel Edwards, Transportation Press
Ivy Alvarez is one of my favourite contemporary poets, she challenges and soothes, and reads so beautifully. Seek her out.