Vol. VII, No. 2 – Summer 2013

TSR: The Southampton Review

Why Memoir Matters More Than Ever? Find out in this summer’s TSR! Featuring work by Susan Cheever, Billy Collins, Sven Birkerts, Dinah Lenney, Roz Chast, Jim Daniels, Arlene Alda, Ursula Hegi, John Morra, Sally Susman, Bob Morris, Robert Reeves, Roger Rosenblatt, Zachary Lazar, Richard Panek, Barry Blitt, Frederic Tuten, Maggie Scarf, Anita Desai, Joe Pintauro, Eric Fischl, Jules Feiffer, and many, many more!

Table of Contents

Memoir & Essay

The Boy DetectiveRoger Rosenblatt
The Hug — Frank McCourt
Jitney Story — Robert Reeves
My Incredible Shrinking — Maggie Bloomfield
Did This Really Happen to You? — Ursula Hegi
Andersonville — Daly Walker
Before the Vaccine — Arlene Alda
Music, Summer, Evening — Bob Morris
Rocky Time — Sally Susman
A Good Run — Elena Gorokhova
Working — Retha Schlabach Elmhorst
Shameless Shame — Tracy M. King-Sanchez
The Manhan — Mary Richie
Summer of ’59 — Jo-Ann Santora McLean


In the Country of Memory — Peter Leight
On Our Answering Machine, Bob Plays the Harmonica •
Good Teeth • Between Two Muses •
“School’s Out,” Alice Cooper, 1972 — Jim Daniels
Art Happenings with Words — Holly Weinberg
You’re My Kind of Man — Kay Cosgrove
The Beckett Girl — Mercedes Lawry
We’ll Always Have Flushing • Our Metaphors
Don’t Describe Us, They Are Us • Folk Tale — Jenna Le
My Pain — Michael Bazzett
Greene County Gold • Problem of Evil — Martin Cockroft
His Demise • Chuck — Hilary Sideris
Middle Sand Lake — Molly Sutton Kiefer
A Modern Poem — Brian Cudzilo
Hyperion • Ixion — Daniel King
One Version of the Future — George J. Searles
The Note • The Last Thing You See — Billy Collins


Janie Unchained — Jane Condon
At Stanley’s Place — Frederic Tuten


Cubs Kill the Rangers — Joseph Birone
KostaMarian Thurm
Oakhurst Lane — Charles Booth
News Feed — Donna Baier Stein
A Short, Short, Short Story — Richard Panek
Confessions of a Family Man — Murzban Shroff
The Mated Optimist — Jacqueline Guidry
The Rod Builder — Robert Emmett Ginna

On Craft

No Such Thing as TimeSven Birkerts
Interview with Maggie Scarf — The Editors
Interview with Eric FischlTerrie Sultan
Roger Rosenblatt and the Memoir — Sheila Bilak, Eastin DeVerna, Mira Wood, Ruqqiya Lydia Greenidge, Jeannine Jones, Patricia Romano McGraw, Lloyd Keaton, Paula Pou, Valerie Marie Scopaz, Gail Sheehy, Anjelica Whitehorne, Catherine Zimmermann
Prison Truths — Zachary Lazar
There’s a Closet for That — Terese Svoboda
The Dethroning of the Dowager — Susan Cheever
Green Earrings — Dinah Lenney

Art Portfolios

Paintings — John Morra
Water Works — Aniik Libby
Varsha —  text by Anita Desai, prints by Ranjani Shettar
Reflections on Life — Cornelia Foss

Cartoon Portfolios

Three Cartoons — Michael Maslin
Two Cartoons — Jules Feiffer
Three Cartoons — Liza Donnelly
Cartoon — Paul Noth
Autographs — Barry Blitt

Photography Portfolio

La Serenissima — Joe Pintauro

Front cover: “Rebirth of Venus” by Roz Chast; Inside back cover: “Jonathan’s Eggs” by Aniik Libby; Back cover: “Big Underwood” by John Morra

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