Arnold Hawley, a gay, African?American poet, has lived in NYC for most of his life. Dark Reflections traces Hawley's life in three sections ? in reverse order. Part one: Hawley, at 50 years old, wins the an award for his sixth book of poems. Part two explores Hawley's unhappy marriage, while the final section recalls his college days. Dark Reflections, moving back and forth in time, creates an extraordinary meditation on social attitudes, loneliness, and life's triumphs.
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Review: Dark ReflectionsUser Review - David Guy - Goodreads
I'm a big Samuel R. Delany fan, and I'm somewhat astonished to say that I think this is my favorite of his books, despite the fact that others are more outwardly daring and innovative. It's the story ... Read full review
Review: Dark ReflectionsUser Review - Sarah - Goodreads
A black gay poet struggling with his sexuality and his creative ambitions, I found this book extremely difficult to put down. The protagonist feels like a dear friend, at times I wanted to hug him, at others I wanted to argue with him, and by the end I was sad to put him down. Read full review