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

"With a $20,000 prize, I never imagined POL being this much fun. The competitions were more about meeting and talking with the other competitors, having a great time and enjoying the poetry. I also never knew I could find so much in myself just from reciting poems."
Elliot Davidson
2015 PA POL Champion