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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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Jamel Brinkley

Friday, March 22, 2019
Manhattan, Kansas

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.