Poetry. "OBSESSIONAL, is remarkable for yoking an engaging Elizabethan literary detective story to a personal narrative about life as a grad school poet. Even more impressive than this set-up actually succeeding is the way McIntosh is able to tie compassion to dagger-thrust humor. If that's what 'obsessional' poetry is—personal narrative of neurosis that is aware a world exists outside the poet's gut, and is not afraid to tell a joke—maybe it will catch on among those still in the stranglehold of the confessional." —Brian Clementst
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.