To Sleep before Evening (from This Short Day of Frost and Sun)

Samuel R. Delany was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame in 2016 and received the Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021. A filmmaker, novelist, and critic, he is the author of Nova (Doubleday, 1968), Dhalgren (Bantam Books, 1975), the Return to Nevèrÿon series (multiple publishers, 1979–87), and the award-winning Dark Reflections (Caroll & Graf, 2007), among many other books. Currently, he lives in the Fairmount district of Philadelphia with his partner, Dennis.