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2014 Literary Festival: Author, Sarah Cortez

Date: March 27, 2014
Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Category: Events
Location: Maes Building, Room 108

Lamar University 2014 Literary Festival features Sarah Cortez, author of Cold Blue Steel

Cold Blue Steel contains fifty lyric poems set in the world of the urban street cop in Houston, the nation's fourth largest metropolis. In the patrol car, at scenes of suicides and DOAs, in the overtime reality of aching feet and sweating torsos, the reader experiences the hard realities and unexpected luminosities of doing America's most dangerous job.

Poet Sara Cortez is a former Harris County police officer. Her poems are about that experience and its emotional impact. Further, she also has edited a collection of essays about life on the border amidst Narco traffic. Ms. Cortez will be reading from her Cold Blue Steel and other works.

Contact: Jim Sanderson