Visiting Writers 2018

Ivy Alvarez (May)

Ivy Alvarez (May)

Ivy Alvarez is the author of The Everyday English Dictionary (London: Paekakariki Press, 2016), Hollywood Starlet (Chicago: dancing girl press), Disturbance (Wales: Seren, 2013), and Mortal. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her work appears in many publications, including Best Australian Poems (2009 and 2013), with several poems translated into Russian, Spanish, Japanese and Korean.

Born in the Philippines and raised in Australia, she lived almost a decade in Wales before moving to New Zealand in 2014, where she delivers poetry mentoring and coaching. In 2017, she became the international editor for the first Aotearoa/NZ edition of Atlanta Review.



*Photo by Andi Crown.


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