A Love Story Beginning in Spanish

A Love Story Beginning in Spanish

by Judith Ortiz Cofer
     
 


Judith Ortiz Cofer’s third volume of poetry collects thirty-four poems written over the course of many years. In places as stark as a New Jersey barrio or fabled as the island home of Penelope and Odysseus, the people in these poems sometimes resist, sometimes reconcile, multiple cultures, tongues, and traditions as they navigate over ever-changing… See more details below

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Judith Ortiz Cofer’s third volume of poetry collects thirty-four poems written over the course of many years. In places as stark as a New Jersey barrio or fabled as the island home of Penelope and Odysseus, the people in these poems sometimes resist, sometimes reconcile, multiple cultures, tongues, and traditions as they navigate over ever-changing landscapes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820327426
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Beans : an apologia for not loving to cook3
Before the storm5
Lessons of the past7
A theory of chaos : October 19629
Dominoes : a meditation on the game11
From A sailor's wife's journal13
Siempre19
The poet's work21
Here is a picture of me22
That old tune23
First job : the Southern Sweets Sandwich Shop and Bakery25
Notes for my daughter studying math on the morning of a new year28
Where you need to go30
Rice : an ars poetica35
The superstition poems
The gift of a knife37
The pleasures of fear38
The lesson of the tongue40
La Fulana42
Black silk shirt43
The arms of a good woman44
Old women in their rooms45
The cruel season46
Alms outside the package store, Peachtree Street48
I give you the hibiscus49
Hispanic Barbie with accessories50
Bed-making in a foreign country52
Found poem : charm for the love of a woman53
Saint, hair, water54
The art of scrying : a poem for my birthday55
The calculus of freedom56
Seizing the day57
To understand El Azul58
The names of the dead : an essay on the phrase59
Gifts61
El amor : a story beginning in Spanish67

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