Leslie McIntosh — “When does the kosanba rest?” & “why is a bird a bird and I’m not?”


Leslie McIntosh (all pronouns respectfully used) is black, male presenting, male attracted, autistic, an older millennial, a poet, & a fictionist. Leslie has received support, in the form of residencies and fellowships, from Breadloaf, Callaloo, Millay Arts, The Watering Hole, Zoeglossia, and more. Leslie’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications, some of which include: A Gathering Together, Beloit Poetry Journal, Epiphany, Foglifter, Fourteen Hills, Witness, and the anthology, In the Tempered Dark: Contemporary Poets Transcending Elegy. Leslie is a Chapbook Editor at Newfound and lives on the stolen land of the Munsee Lenape, currently known as Jersey City, NJ, USA.