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 author of 11 poetry collections, 4 prose titles and 3 computer software programs, including the perennial best-selling Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing! He has published opinion pieces in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily Beast, and elsewhere. He is featured in 14 television documentaries, including PBS FRONTLINE about Donald Trump, with whom he attended military school. He won the Silver Medal in the Film Festival of the Americas for screenwriting. His latest book is LESSER LIGHTS (Marsh Hawk Press, 2019).Author City: OCEANSIDE, NY USA