Excited to be reading poetry at BAM in Brooklyn this Sunday evening on Mother’s Day, May 13 at 7pm as part of Dar Williams Live, a benefit concert. I hope you can join us! http://darwilliamsatbam.brownpapertickets.com/
Please join Wesleyan artists & alum in supporting the Middletown Green Community Center to be a healthy, high-tech, arts-forward, and sustainable center for low-income families and youths at 51 Green Street in Middletown, CT. Donate at http://middletowngreencc.org
Here’s a link to Airtime: A Public Poem, an essay published in the global journal Ragazine about a recent public poem performance installation at the New York City Poetry Festival: http://ragazine.cc/2018/01/desiree-alvarez-public-poetry/
Dolls, Freaks, Art: American Poets Creating a New Mythology by Christine Butterworth-McDermott
Very happy about the glowing review of Devil’s Paintbrush in The Pleiades Book Review by Christine Butterworth-McDermott in which she says “Alvarez’s work is blessed by unique language” and “her world is one in which self-made magic, how we observe and envision and assemble, becomes paramount to full engagement.” Feeling very honored, thank you Pleiades, Christine Butterworth-McDermott, and Bauhan Publishing.
Pleiades Book Review 14.2
I’m happy & honored to be included in Helen Klein Ross’s new anthology and reading at the NYPL book launch:
Wednesday, November 2 from 6 to 8 PM
New York Public Library
476 Fifth Avenue at 42nd St, near Grand Central Station
The Margaret Liebman Berger Forum on the 2nd Floor, Rm 227
I’m happy to have a poem from a manuscript-in-progress published in Boston Review. Also proud to be a finalist for their 2016 Annual Poetry Contest:
Publishers Weekly has written a wonderful review of Devil’s Paintbrush!
Mythical and magical, this debut collection from painter and poet Alvarez portrays human behavior as an interconnected aspect of nature’s kingdom. Alvarez slowly, steadily peels back onion-skin layers of history in order to uncover elements of the sublime. Often structuring her poems as series of declarative statements, she utilizes sharp language that never distracts from the central mood or atmosphere. She recounts history, whether personal or cultural, not with …read more
Luna Luna Magazine is featuring my new animated video poem Amor Fati (from my book Devil’s Paintbrush) at:
You can also see it on Facebook at: