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Judith Ortiz Cofer

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 19980505

Judith Ortiz Cofer's work often reflects her Puerto Rican heritage and her childhood in New Jersey. In this interview, she reads from her work and talks about the challenges of writing while balancing a life of teaching and family in Georgia. The second part of this interview is also available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Puerto Rico, Family, Teaching | Interview Year: 1998 | Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction | Awards: Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, Pura Belpré Award for Writing, Pushcart Prize |

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