Featuring Mary Mackey and Sandy McIntosh
Hosted by David Lawton
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.
Mary Mackey is the author of seven collections of poetry including Sugar Zone, winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature and Finalist for the 2012 Northern California Book Reviewers’ Award; and The Jaguars That Prowl Our Dreams: New and Selected Poems 1974 to 2018, winner of the 2018 CIIS Women’s Spirituality Book Award. Mackey’s poems have been praised by Maxine Hong Kingston, Wendell Berry, Jane Hirshfield, Dennis Nurkse, and Marge Piercy for their beauty, precision, originality, and extraordinary range. Her poetry has appeared in two great weather for MEDIA anthologies: She is also the author of fourteen novels, one of which made The New York Times Bestseller List." The Eric Hoffer Awards Committee has just announced that Mary Mackey’s collection of poetry The Jaguars That Prowl Our Dreams: New and Selected Poems 1974 to 2018 (Marsh Hawk Press) has won the 2019 Eric Hoffer Award for the Best Book Published by a Small Press. Website
Sandy McIntosh was born in Rockville Centre, New York, and received a BA from Southampton College, an MFA from Columbia University and a doctorate from the Union Graduate Institute and University. He contributes journalism, poetry, and opinion columns to The New York Times, The Daily Beast, The New York Daily News, Newsday, The Nation, The Wall Street Journal, American Book Review, and elsewhere. He was also editor and publisher of Wok Talk, a Chinese cooking bi-monthly and the author and editor of several Chinese cook books. His first collection of poetry, Earth Works, was published by Southampton College in 1970, the year he graduated. He has since published 11 collections of poetry, four prose volumes and three computer software programs. His original poetry in a screenplay won the Silver Medal in the Film Festival of the Americas. The New York Times’ published his poem “Cemetery Chess,” and an excerpt of his collaboration with Denise Duhamel appears in The Best American Poetry. From 1990 to 2000 Sandy was chairman of the Distinguished Poetry Series at Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York. He was managing editor of Long Island University’s national literary journal, Confrontation, for more than a decade, and is publisher of Marsh Hawk Press.