Three of Ivy Alvarez’s poems, “Nagdaan sa bithay“, “Nagbubuhat ng sariling bangko“, and “Nag-aagaw-buhay“, are now live on Red Room Poetry.

In May 2017, she received a commission from Red Room Poetry, as part of the Red Room Poetry Fellowship shortlisting.

These poems are part of a series that responds to Filipino idioms.

For more of Ivy Alvarez’s poems at Red Room Poetry, visit her profile page.