EcoTheo Welcomes New Standing Reviewers

ETR is happy to welcome No’a L. bat Miri, Carla Sofia Ferreira, Aida Haddad, and J.D. Ho as standing reviewers. In addition, Chelsea Dingman will serve as our new contributing editor.

No’a earned her MFA in Queens University of Charlotte’s program in Latin America. Her work focuses primarily on the various roles faith assumes in the lives of modern people, with a strong emphasis on Jewish environmentalism. Her prose has earned her support to the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference, as well as other retreats and workshops. No’a teaches symbology and narrative, serves as an editor at Poetry Wolf Press, and has hugged more trees than people.

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 amberflora, among others, and her digital chapbook, Ironbound Fados, is out with Ghost City Press in May 2019. The daughter of immigrants from Portugal, she teaches English to first-generation immigrants in the Bay Area. She loves to read living poets, but if she could have tea with any two dead authors, it would be Walt Whitman and Rachel Carson.

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 ReviewNinth LetterCrab 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.

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