We Live by What We See at Night Summary
Martín Espada

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We Live by What We See at Night Summary

First published in the collection Trumpets from the Islands of Their Eviction in 1987, "We Live by What We See at Night" is an example of Martín Espada's longing and nostalgic voice as a Puerto Rican American distanced from his family's homeland. Using a simple tone and many images throughout, the poet imagines what it must have been like for his father as a young man, a new immigrant living in Harlem but...

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