Woman in Front of the Sun by Judith Ortiz Cofer
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Woman in Front of the Sun
By Judith Ortiz Cofer

Woman in Front of the Sun

On Becoming a Writer

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Woman in Front of the Sun by Judith Ortiz Cofer

Book Description

In this collection of essays woven with poems and folklore, Judith Ortiz Cofer tells the story of how she became a poet and writer and explores her love of words, her discovery of the magic of language, and her struggle to carve out time to practice her art.A native of Puerto Rico, Cofer came to the mainland as a child. Torn between two cultures and two languages, she learned early the power of words and how to wield them. She discovered her love for the subtleties, sounds, and rhythms of the written word when a Roman Catholic nun and teacher bent on changing traditions for the better gave her books of high literature to read, some of which were forbidden by the church. Later, as an adult, demands from her family and her profession made it difficult for Cofer to find time to devote to her art, but her need and determination to express herself led to solutions that can help all artists challenged with the limits of time. Cofer recalls the family cuentos, or stories, that inspire her and shows how they speak to all artists, all women, all people. She encourages her readers to insist on the right to be themselves and to pursue their passions.A book that entertains, instructs, and enthralls, "Woman in Front of the Sun" will be invaluable to students of poetry and creative nonfiction and will be a staple in every creative writing classroom as well as an inspiration to all those who write.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780820322421
ISBN-10: 0820322423
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 111mm x 10mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Judith Ortiz Cofer

Poeta del Piso de Arriba by Judith Ortiz Cofer Poeta del Piso de Arriba, Hardback (June 2014)

In this Spanish translation of Judith Ortiz Cofer children's picture book, The Poet Upstairs, a young girl learns that poetry has the power to change the world in this heart-warming picture book.

Poet Upstairs by Judith Ortiz Cofer Poet Upstairs, Hardback (November 2012)

When a poet moves into the apartment above hers, young Juliana asks to meet her and together they write poems of tropical birds and a river that flows to the sea, typing out words that change the world, if only for a while.

Bailar!/Let's Dance by Judith Ortiz Cofer Bailar!/Let's Dance, Hardback (October 2011)

A young girl and her mother put on their red dresses and dance their way through the barrio, collecting friends and neighbors along the way as they go to the park to hear her father's salsa band play.

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Author Biography - Judith Ortiz Cofer

Judith Ortiz Cofer is The Regents' and Franklin Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.

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