Judith Ortiz Cofer

1952–2016
Judith Ortiz Cofer

Judith Ortiz Cofer’s childhood was one of constant flux. Born in Puerto Rico, her family split their time between their native island and New Jersey. Although Cofer is currently settled in Georgia and writes verse in English, her themes remain inspired by life in Puerto Rico. Writing about her homeland, she has claimed, enables her to stay connected with her heritage.

Poems

What People are Saying

"I was surprised that I was able to select poems that are so out of my usual spoken word preference. The Poetry Out Loud website has hundreds of poems that I have never seen before, and the fact that I found 3 and was able to make it so far with them is amazing to me. I guess I learned that stepping outside of the box is okay!"
Annabelle Emuze
2015 IL POL Champion