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Carla Sofia Ferreira

teacher • poet • tree-climber



Carla Sofia Ferreira is a Portuguese-American teacher and poet from the Ironbound community of Newark, New Jersey.

Carla Sofia Ferreira is a high school teacher from Newark, New Jersey and the daughter of immigrants from Murtosa and Touginha, Portugal. Author of the microchap, Ironbound Fados (Ghost City Press, 2019), she holds fellowships from the Sundress Academy for the Arts and Rad(ical) DreamYard Poetry Consortium. Her poems and book reviews live in communities such as underblong, The Rumpus, Marías at Sampaguitas, and Cotton Xenomorph. Ferreira’s most recent project was coediting No Tender Fences, an online anthology of immigrant and first-generation American poetry, out now to raise funds for RAICES — TEXAS.

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