Carla Sofia Ferreira, author of Ironbound Fados (Ghost City Press, 2019)

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Carla Sofia Ferreira is a Portuguese-American poet from Newark, New Jersey who teaches high school English in Newark today. She’s received fellowships from the Sundress Academy for the Arts and DreamYard Radical Poetry Consortium. Her micro-chap Ironbound Fados was published in 2019 by Ghost City Press and in 2020, she self-published a poetry prompt chapbook for high school students and their teachers, Eat A Persimmon. She believes in community gardens, semicolons, and that ICE must be permanently abolished.