Ivy Alvarez’s latest poetry collection is Diaspora: Volume L (Paloma, 2019). Her other collections include Disturbance (Wales: Seren Books, 2013) and The Everyday English Dictionary (London: Paekakariki Press, 2016). As a MacDowell Fellow and a Hawthornden Fellow, she is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee for her poetry and fiction. She received grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, and Creative New Zealand, and a stipended residency from the Michael King Writers Centre, towards the writing of Diaspora. Her editing credits include a fine line (NZ Poetry Society) and Atlanta Review’s first New Zealand edition. Her poems appear in anthologies, journals and new media in many countries, including takahēLandfall and Junctures, with individual poems translated into Russian, Spanish, Japanese and Korean. Born in the Philippines and raised in Australia, she lived in Scotland, Ireland and Wales before moving to Auckland in 2014. www.ivyalvarez.com