Judith Ortiz CoferPoetry, 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.
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