Our goal in putting The Southampton Review together is to create a literary journal that readers will keep for a very long time, that they will dip into again and again, discovering new voices and visions while savoring long-standing favorites.
Our pages are equally devoted to emerging and established writers and artists. Some of the writers and artists we have featured: Billy Collins, Meg Wolitzer, Patrcia Marx, Helen Simonson, W.S. Merwin, Frank McCourt, Matthew Klam, Kaylie Jones, Robert Reeves, Marsha Norman, Bharati Mukherjee, Elena Gorokhova, Julie Sheehan, Daniel Menaker, and David Rakoff.
Robert Reeves is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, Peeping Thomas and Doubting Thomas, as well as screenplays, short fiction, essays, and literary criticism. As Associate Provost of Southampton Graduate Arts Campus, he leads the development and expansion of graduate education in Creative Writing, Theatre, Film, and Visual Arts at Stony Brook Southampton.
Carla Caglioti is the Executive Director of Southampton Graduate Arts and founding Associate Director of the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Writing and Literature. She is also an Assistant Dean at Stony Brook Southampton. Caglioti has a Bachelor’s in English Literature and Writing, a Master’s in English Education, and a doctorate in English Literature. Her dissertation focused on the rise of the field of creative writing in higher education. Her work has appeared in The Scrub Oak Review, Proteus, Letters from Ninevah and The Southampton Review.
Lou Ann Walker’s book, A Loss for Words, a memoir, won a Christopher Award. Her other books includeHand, Heart & Mind. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and Life. Walker was formerly an editor at Esquire and New York Magazine. More information about Lou Ann Walker is available at her website, LouAnnWalker.com.
Emily Smith Gilbert’s short fiction, creative nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in CONSEQUENCE Online, The Greensboro Review, TSR: The Southampton Review, and the Waterhouse Review, among others. Her writing has won the Robert Watson Literary Prize and has been a finalist in Glimmer Train’s 2011 Short Fiction Open. She has a BA in English and Creative Writing from Bard College and an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook Southampton.
Ana Daniel spent 30 years in management consulting and business strategy for a Wall Street firm, then completed doctoral studies at New York University and taught Modern European History at Southampton College for several years. Among her community activities, Daniel was the founding chair of Bay Street Theatre and serves on the board of Pianofest.
Anita Kusick is a highly-skilled graphic designer as well as a fine art painter with Plein Air Peconic. An astute marketing communications pro, Anita has worked on various projects for clients such as Lockheed Martin, America Online, Martha Stewart Living, Vonage, Computer Associates, and Cablevision, among others. More information about Anita Kusick is available at her website, AnitaKusick.com.
Scott Sullivan is the Director of Stony Brook Manhattan. His previous career was as a magazine publishing managing editor, for such titles as Individual Investor and The Wine Enthusiast. Before becoming a managing editor, he served as a reporter, fact checker, line editor, copy editor, and production editor. He most recently joined The Southampton Review as a proofreader. Educated in London, the Middle East, and Toronto, Scott graduated with a degree in English from Amherst College. An avid athlete, he has completed 11 marathons and resides in Manhattan with his wife and two children.