Sandy McIntosh was born in Rockville Centre, New York, and received a BA from Southampton College, an MFA from Columbia University and a PhD from the Union Graduate Institute and University. After working with children for eight years as a Writer in the Schools he completed a study of writers who taught in the program and how their work with children affected their own writing. He alternated teaching creative writing at Southampton College and Hofstra University with publishing non-fiction and journalism, poetry, and opinion columns in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Daily Beast, Newsday and elsewhere. His poetry appears in The Best American Poetry. He was chairman of the Distinguished Poetry Series at Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York. He has been managing editor of Long Island University’s national literary journal, Confrontation, and is publisher of Marsh Hawk Press.