Poetry. The poems in THE AFTER-DEATH HISTORY OF MY MOTHER involve the work of mourning. They come to terms with mortality and reparation for acute loss in surreal, dream-like encounters between the living and the departed. McIntosh confronts the constraints imposed by history on the present and loosens those strictures through the charms of his imagination. An elegantly crafted long poem, "Obsessional" records intriguing detective work on Tudor English literary history and assesses the nature of how art is created, by whom, and under what circumstances.
Sandy McIntosh is publisher of Marsh Hawk Press. His recent memoirs, A HOLE IN THE OCEAN: A HAMPTONS' APPRENTICESHIP and LESSER LIGHTS: MORE TALES FROM A HAMPTONS' APPRENTICESHIP feature stories of the writers and artists of Long Island's Hamptons who were his mentors. He has published fifteen collections of poetry and prose as well as three award-winning computer software programs. His filmscript won the Silver Medal in the Film Festival of the Americas.