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Omnidawn Publishing Raft of Flame April 2020

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.

Brooklyn Poets

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pleiades Book Review

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
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Publishers Weekly Review

Publishers Weekly has written a wonderful review of Devil’s Paintbrush!

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-87233-218-8

Devil's PaintbrushMythical 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

Poetry Reading at Juilliard

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