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 …read more
Luna Luna Magazine is featuring my new animated video poem Amor Fati (from my book Devil’s Paintbrush) at:
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I’ll be reading from my new book Devil’s Paintbrush (winner of the 2015 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize) at The Juilliard School on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm with poets Helen Klein Ross and Danniel Schoonebeek.
Three Muses Reading series, The Glorya Kaufman Studio, The Juilliard School, 2nd Floor, 65th St. west of Broadway, New York City
2015 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize
Available from Bauhan Publishing April 2016 and from Amazon
link to purchase book from Bauhan
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Exhibition Dates: Sunday, April 12, 2015 – Sunday, May 31, 2015
Location: Saint Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Church entrance at the corner of Clinton and Montague Streets)
NYFA Poetry Fellowship:
Desirée Alvarez (New York)
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), the nation’s largest provider of funding, information and services to individual artists, awarded 115 NYFA Fellowships to 118 New York artists representing eight artistic disciplines.
This year’s 105 NYFA Fellows – who were chosen from among over 3,692 applicants in five categories – including Crafts/Sculpture; Digital/Electronic Work; Nonfiction Literature; Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts, and Poetry. The Fellows were selected by peer panels, which were assembled with representatives from each artistic discipline.