I’ll be reading poetry at The Golden Notebook to launch Jo Sarzotti’s gorgeous new book, Waiting for Achilles.
Saturday, August 17, 2019 – 5:00pm
29 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498
I’m thrilled and honored to announce that my second book of poems will be published by Omnidawn in April 2020. Gratitude to Hoa Nguyen for selecting it as the book prize winner and to the four preliminary judges: Metta Sáma, Rajiv Mohabir, Stacy Szymaszek, and Orlando White.
I’m honored that my poem was a winner in the Whitman Bicentennial Poetry Contest sponsored by Brooklyn Poets and selected by Mark Doty! There will be commemorative chapbook and a reading at Smack Mellon in DUMBO on May 31. More info at brooklynpoets.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: