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Poet Ortiz-Cofer to take part in reading series Sat.
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SAVANNAH—The Poetry Society of Georgia 2008-2009 reading series continues with Judith Ortiz-Cofer on Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. at Trinity Church Fellowship Hall at Telfair Square. The event is part of the Savannah Book Festival.

Ortiz-Cofer is a poet, essayist and novelist whose work explores the experience of being Puerto Rican and living, writing, and teaching in the U.S. She is the author of 11 books in various genres. Her first novel, “The Line of the Sun,” was named a New York Public Library Outstanding Book of the Year. Other books include “The Meaning of Consuelo.”

She has published two collections of essays, including Silent Dancing, a New York Public Library Outstanding Book of the Year and winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Special Citation in nonfiction. Her prose and poetry collection, “The Latin Deli,” won the Ainsfield Wolf Award in Race Relations. She has published three collections of poetry, including her most recent, “A Love Story Beginning in Spanish.”

“The Southern Poetry Review” and Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Department of Language, Literature and Philosophy sponsor this series.

For more information, contact Tony Morris at 344-3123 or at