Urban Speak - Poetry of the City

Edited by Sarah Cortez

Poetry Anthology



The poetry in Urban Speak was composed by students who were enrolled in the “Latino Visions of the City” course at the University of Houston.  The course was taught by Sarah Cortez.


...a new batch of Houston [student] writers explore life in poems that are gritty, throbbing, stubbornly triumphant creations that come from living in the nation’s fourth largest city.
— Reviewed by Collegium: the Magazine of the University of Houston, Spring 2002

Product Details

  • Format:  Trade Paperback
  • Publisher: Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Houston
  • Pub. Date:2002