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.