How to Undress a Cop
Poems included in the collection have been awarded the PEN Texas Literary Award.
Synopsis: It's not every book of poetry that includes an "Ode to Body Armor." But then, it's not every poet whose experience in academia includes a stint at the police academy.
The poems of Sarah Cortez are tough-minded, verbally supple, and often deeply erotic. And each of these fifty lyric poems displays her many facets: the street smarts of a law enforcement officer, the bilingual vocabulary of a proud Mexican American; the linguistic dexterity of an erstwhile Latin teacher; and the frank sensuality of a strong and spirited woman.
Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Pub. Date:September 2000