CARLA SOFIA FERREIRA
teacher • poet • tree-climber
Carla Sofia Ferreira is a high school English teacher; a poet from Newark, New Jersey; a daughter of first-generation immigrants from Portugal; and her cat Moonshadow is learning how to fetch.
At Harvard College in 2011-2012, she was selected to write a creative thesis in poetry. A recipient of fellowships from the Sundress Academy for the Arts and DreamYard Rad(ical) Poetry Consortium, her first chapbook was published with Ghost City Press in 2019: Ironbound Fados. In 2019, she also coedited the immigrant and first-generation anthology of poetry, No Tender Fences, which raised over $2000 for immigrant rights group RAICES - Texas. She reviews books for EcoTheo and her poems & book reviews live in underblong, Cotton Xenomorph, Glass, and The Rumpus, among others.
She finds writing bios in the third person a bit pretentious, but is saving her overthrow of societal norms for bigger causes. She is either drinking bubble tea or thinking about drinking bubble tea right now. She believes in kindness, semicolons, and that ICE needs to be permanently abolished.
Cover Art: Mark Cugini