Sarah Cortez book launch, “Cold Blue Steel,” August 24

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River Oaks Bookstore is hosting a book reading for Sarah Cortez‘s new book of poetry, “Cold Blue Steel. This event will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. at the River Oaks Bookstore, located at 3270 Westheimer. More info at 713-520-0061 or

About “Cold Blue Steel“: Fifty lyric poems set in the world of the urban street cop in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth largest metropolis—Cortez employs frank language, in sharp lyrics, charged with weary passion. From frustrating court proceedings, to beat cops’ street patrols, to locker-room flirtation; her speakers express disdain for bureaucratic laziness, lust for fellow officers, and fatigue after ever autopsy.

Sarah Cortez, is a poet, educator, and law enforcement officer, is the author of a poetry collection, “How to Undress a Cop,” which won the PEN Texas Literary Award in Poetry. She edited “Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery” and “Windows into My World: Latino Youth Write Their Lives,” which won a 2008 Skipping Stones Honor Award. She lives and works in Houston, Texas. 2013.08 Sarah CortezRecommended reading:

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