In this collection of essays woven with poems and folklore, author Judith Ortiz Cofer tells the story of how she became a poet and writer. She explores her love of words, her discovery of the magic of language, and her struggle to carve out time to practice her art. Cofer recalls the family cuentos, or stories, that inspire her and shows how they speak to all artists, women, and people. Her story and encouragement to pursue our passions are invaluable resources for everyone.
© Judith Ortiz Cofer; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC