DIASPORA VOLUME L by Ivy Alvarez is part of a multivolume work of 19 letters based on the Filipino alphabet. Innovative in scope and approach, the series engages Filipino idioms, cycling through the free verse poem, and prose poem forms.
Ivy Alvarez is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, New Zealand Poetry Society’s editor for a fine line magazine, and an international editor for the first NZ/Aotearoa edition of Atlanta Review. Born in the Philippines, Ivy Alvarez grew up in Tasmania, Australia. Having lived in Scotland and the Republic of Ireland, she lived almost ten years in Cardiff, Wales, before arriving in Auckland, New Zealand in 2014.