Trumpets from the Islands of Their Eviction

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780916950729
  • Publisher: Bilingual Review/Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1987
  • Pages: 96

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition 9
The Spanish of Our Out-Loud Dreams 15
Trumpets from the Islands of Their Eviction 17
El senor esta muerto 19
Mariano Explains Yanqui Colonialism to Judge Collings 21
Where the Disappeared Would Dance 22
Operation Bootstrap: San Juan, 1985 24
David Leaves the Saints for Paterson 25
Toque de queda: Curfew in Lawrence 26
We Live by What We See at Night 27
Tony Went to the Bodega but He Didn't Buy Anything 28
Tiburon 30
Los Sures 31
From an Island You Cannot Name 32
The Chota and the Patron 33
Voodoo Cucumbers 35
Water, White Cotton, and the Rich Man 36
The Right Hand of a Mexican Farmworker in Somerset County, Maryland 38
The Jeep Driver 39
Again the Mercenaries: Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua, 4th of July 1982 41
Grito for Nicaragua 42
La tormenta 43
Green and Red, Verde y Rojo 44
The Firing Squad Is Singing in Chile 46
Manuel Is Quiet Sometimes 49
Boot Camp Incantation 51
Leo Blue's and the Tiger Rose 52
Pinball Between Madhouses 54
Drugs in the Forehead 55
Majeski Plays the Saxophone 56
Eight Hundred A.D. on the Ward 58
Transient Hotel Werewolf 59
Inmate Torres Sings Waiting for the Parole Board 60
The Policeman's Ball 61
Job Search Got Us Down 62
Watch Me Swing 63
Confession of the Tenant in Apartment #2 65
The Moon Shatters on Alabama Avenue 66
Mrs. Baez Serves Coffee on the Third Floor 71
Cordillera 74
Jim's Blind Blues 76
The Immigrant Iceboy's Bolero 78
Haiku Bailando 80
One-Night Stand in the Milk of an Industrial Moon 81
Puerto Rican Autopsy 82
Tato Hates the New York Yankees 83
The Night Watchman's Indentured Servitude 86
Subway Danse Macabre 87
Heart of Hunger 88
Waiting for the Cops 89
Red Buzzard of Light Circling in the 25th Precinct 93
Power 96
Black Train through the Ancient Empire of Chicago 97
Adolfo and Lucia 98
Unfinished Business 100
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