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Carla is a high school teacher and poet from Newark, New Jersey. Her poems and reviews live in such rad places as Glass, Cotton Xenomorph, and
Aida is a second-year medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, Aida earned her Bachelor of Science in environmental science from Indiana University Bloomington and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. In June 2018, she walked from Louisville, Kentucky to St. Louis, Missouri to witness to the forced migration of climate change refugees and to advocate for the PC(USA)’s divestment from fossil fuels. Aida feels called to work at the intersection of medicine, anti-racism, & environmental justice.
J.D. Ho has an MFA from the Michener Center at the University of Texas in Austin. J.D.’s poems and essays have appeared in Georgia Review, Ninth Letter, Crab Orchard Review, and other journals.
Of place and spirit, Chelsea writes: “My favourite place is British Columbia, more specifically small lake communities along the Shuswap Lakes that have family history and significance for me. I always feel so much perspective when I can see the Rockies looming, the skies hanging low around them. I am what is fleeting and small, and put my faith in the mountains and lakes that have stood there forever.” Her poetry collection Thaw (University of Georgia Press) was selected by Allison Joseph for the National Poetry Series.