Sarah Cortez, a Councilor of the Texas Institute of Letters and Fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, has poems, essays, book reviews, and short stories anthologized and published in journals, such as Texas Monthly, Rattle, The Sun, Pennsylvania English, Texas Review, Louisiana Literature, Arcadia, Langdon Review of the Arts, Midwest Quarterly, Southwestern American Literature, and Post Road. Winner of the PEN Texas Literary Award, her debut poetry collection is How to Undress a Cop. Her books have placed finalist in the Writers’ League of Texas awards, Los Angeles Book Festival Awards, and the PEN Southwest Poetry Awards. An anthologist of eight volumes, she has won the Southwest Book Award, multiple International Latino Book Awards, and the Skipping Stones Honor Award. Her most recent anthology is Vanishing Points: Poems and Photographs of Texas Roadside Memorials, already a designated 2016 Southwest Book of the Year and won first place in the Press Women of Texas annual awards.