Ivy Alvarez is the author of The Everyday English Dictionary (London: Paekakariki Press), Hollywood Starlet (Chicago: dancing girl press), Disturbance (Wales: Seren Books), and Mortal. Her latest, Diaspora, Vol. L, is forthcoming from Paloma Press (California, 2019). A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, her work appears in many publications, including two appearances in Best Australian Poems, with several poems translated into Russian, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean. Born in the Philippines and raised in Australia, she lived almost a decade in Wales before moving to New Zealand in 2014. www.ivyalvarez.com Social media: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.