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:
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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)
Friday, September 12 from 6 – 8pm
Central Booking Gallery, 21 Ludlow Street, NYC
I have a wall installation of new text based oil paintings at Central Booking. Please join us for a reception for the gallery’s fall exhibitions, including BUILDING, an architecture themed group show.
The Invisible Dog Arts Center
51 Bergen St, Brooklyn NY
November 7, 2013
Public Reception 7-9pm
Members’ and Artists Preview 6-7pm
On View: October 29 – November 30, 2013
International Print Center New York presents New Prints 2013/Autumn, on view at 508 West 26th St, 5th Floor, from October 29 – November 30, 2013. The exhibition consists of over fifty projects by twenty-nine artists, and was selected from well-over 2,000 prints.
New Prints 2013/Autumn is the forty-sixth presentation of IPCNY’s New Prints Program, a series of juried exhibitions organized by IPCNY several times each year, featuring prints made within the past twelve months. An illustrated brochure with a …read more
Opening Saturday, April 6, 2013, 4 – 7 pm | Exhibition: April 26 – June 22, 2013I’m honored to be opening Piermont Straus Gallery’s beautiful new space with a solo show of recent work.
Piermont Straus Gallery
10 Roundhouse Road, Piermont NY
Opening – Thursday, March 21, 6 – 8 pm | Exhibition: March 18th – April 11th, 2013I’m happy to have installation poetry work in Text Out of Context, a group exhibition at the Hewitt Gallery uptown at Marymount Manhattan College.
Marymount Manhattan College’s Hewitt Gallery of Art
221 East 71st Street(2nd & 3rd avenues), NY NY
Print work from my new series of abstractions inspired by yantras is at International Print Center New York in Chelsea (ipcny.org) in a benefit exhibition and silent auction at the Highline Loft next door to IPCNY through December 15, and also in New Prints Autumn at IPCNY extended through December 15, 2012 with a closing party December 13, 6 – 8 pm (http://www.ipcny.org/node/1785).
My new fabric poem Diary of The Occult Bedroom, taking inspiration from from an 18th century Japanese Kabuki play and Japanese folklore, is on view in the exhibition Booked at the Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, PA http://williamscenter.lafayette.edu
Sunday, March 25, 2012, 6:00 pm
The Juilliard School Liberal Arts Department and The New York Foundation for the Arts present:
A Three Muses Poetry Reading
featuring Desirée Alvarez, Emily Fragos and Alice Friman
The Glorya Kaufman Studio
The Juilliard School, 2nd floor
65th Street west of Broadway
New York City