Blackbird an online journal of literature and the arts Spring 2008 Vol. 7 No. 1



Judith Ortiz Cofer is Regents’ and Franklin Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia, and is the author of numerous novels, poetry collections, and essays, including A Love Story Beginning in Spanish: Poems (2005) and the essay collection Woman in Front of the Sun: On Becoming a Writer (2000), both from University of Georgia Press, as well as the novel, The Meaning of Consuelo (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2003). Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, Image, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, and Glamour, among other journals, and has been frequently anthologized in such collections as Best American Essays 1991, The Norton Book of Women’s Lives, The Pushcart Prize, and The O. Henry Prize

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