Volume IX, No. 1 – Spring 2015

TSR: The Southampton Review - Spring 2015

Table of Contents


Early Morning • Cocktails — Billy Collins
A Parisian in America — Lilly Beshore
The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm — Wallace Stevens
Things I Underlined in The Journals of Spalding Gray — Holly Weinberg
A Diasporic Population in Southampton, New York
The Lost Crows of West Egg — John Stintzi
Our Last Breakfast in Mississippi •
I Look for You in a Cup of Tea • forgiveness is not — Julianne Jones
Daphne, Swimming • Predator • History • Desert Scene — Liz Robbins
At the Victoria and Albert — Robert Hershon
Hotel Atelier • Briseis to Achilles •
Once Upon a Time in the West •
After-School Blues • Beijing, Bloom — John Westbrook
Depreciate — Marc Perrin
Mississippi Delta — Ann Fisher-Wirth, photographs by Maude Schuyler Clay
At the Menu Board, Starbucks, Palo Alto — Emily Yong
I Loathe the Hypocrisy of Animal Crackers •
Dark Thoughts • Toads on the Road — John Randolph Carter

Memoir & Essay

A History of Smoking — Mary Kudenov
Billy ChuckLily White
Being Mortal: Medicine and
What Matters in the End, Excerpts — Atul Gawande
Existential Bafflement: A Theory of Humor — Daniel Menaker
A Visit to Never-Never Land — Ana Daniel
Inner Life — Hilma Wolitzer

On Craft

Friends with Words—A Working Title — Meg Wolitzer & Patty Marx
Cover — Peter Mendelsund


BeautifulMichael Bourne
Thomas Murphy, Excerpts — Roger Rosenblatt
This — Catherine Parnell
Products of Conception — Joe Stracci
Definitely Scream — Robert Faus
Giving Way to ZZ Top — Ramona Reeves
Bullet Catcher — Jon Chopan
Drinking for Nostalgia — Amanda-Marie Howard
Arrow, Excerpts — Lou Ann Walker
Corks in the Ocean — Daly Walker

The Robert Reeves Prize in Comic Fiction

The Rash…and Other Unfortunate Things, Winner — Mark O’Horo
Goddess NightAmy Bonnaffons

Art & Photography Portfolios

In Search of a Nature with Something to SayMarc Dalessio
Still Books — Mary Ellen Bartley
I Want to Show What’s Happening OutsideAlex Golshani
Ponquogue & EnvironsJames Slezak
Jungle RoadLaurie Lambrecht

Cartoon Portfolios

Character Development — Michael Maslin
Cat Scan — Liza Donnelly
Dr. Ledoux, Onstage — George Booth
Artists in the Wild — Grant Snider

Front Cover: “Candy” by Marc Dalessio
Back Cover: “Narrative Medicine” by George Booth

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