Volume IX, No. 2 – Summer 2015

TSR: The Southampton Review - Summer 2015

Table of Contents


Frost at the Stove • What a Woman Said to Me
After a Reading in the Napa Valley • Comet — Billy Collins
Lear Jet — Chloe Wilson
Giraffe Autopsy — John Gosslee
Somniloquy • And Your Mother was Hippolyta? — Catherine Moore
Postcard from Meriwether Lewis • delirium clement — Jennifer Lobaugh
The trouble with all of this — Marty McConnell
Thirteen — Dante Di Stefano
Purpose is the Body and the Un-body • Palomino •
Orange Grove and a View of the Pacific — Alicia Mountain
Ode to the Joke — Nausheen Eusuf
Marigold Moon Tori — Lane Kovarik
Her Limited Point of View • Tot’s Cove: A Round •
Skinny Dip — Rebecca Foust
Further Consideration of Yancy Derringer’s Debt to Pahoo — Len Krisak
Absence Cannot be Imagined, Only Felt — Betsy Hulick
A Mango in Main Street • Detour — Julio C. González Martínez
A Garden, Not Otherwise Specified — J. E. Nissley
Advice to Eurydice — Abriana Jetté
Giant Nazi Flag Escapes from an Attic Vodka BoxRalph Sneeden
Swallows • Bougainvillea • Dio Mio — Robert Wrigley

The Roger Rosenblatt Comic Essay Prize

North of Orlando, Winner — Gregory Golaszewski
Dinner with Dr. Malnot — Pamela Walters

On Craft

How I Trick Myself into Getting to Work—Part I — Meg Wolitzer
Melissa Bank, Star Black, Frederic Tuten, Iris Smyles, Grant Snider
Finding Kalle Jansen — Ursula Hegi
How I Trick Myself into Getting to Work—Part II — David Abrams
Jessica Soffer, Roger Rosenblatt, Elena Gorokhova, Sande Boritz Berger, Jean Hanff Korelitz, George Booth, Michael Maslin

The Language of Font — Emily Smith Gilbert


In NaplesRoxana Robinson
Crime in the 21st Century — Alejandro Varela
Bad Hand — Nora Decter
Relationlists Taylor — Lea Hicks
Happy Birthday, Beatrice — Devin DeMarco
Retablo — Woody Lewis
The Polish VeterinarianSheena Cook
The Assignment — John Rosenblatt
Diaspora — Struan Sinclair
News of My Life — Deborah Mooney Harris
Ends Like This — Chase Dearinger
The Heartbreaking Beauty of an October Sky — L. E. Miller

Memoir & Essay

Men’s Lives — Peter Matthiessen
The Brief Golfing Life of Oscar BunnBaylis Greene
Circles — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thirteen Stages of Grief — Rose Burke
non finito — Danielle Berg

Art Portfolios

Life Drawings Linda Capello
“Ah, the world! Oh, the World!”Claus Hoie
Lights of the East End — William Merritt Chase & Fairfield Porter
Cloud Study 2014 — Byron Dobell
Skin DeepThomas Wharton

Cartoon Portfolios

Great Aspirations — Grant Snider
Some Thoughts on Chasing the Creative Impulse… — George Booth
Three Cartoons — Liza Donnelly
Three Cartoons — Victoria Roberts
An Incantation for Working — Grant Snider


I Just Couldn’t Put it Down! — Ross Trudeau

Front Cover: “Pequod and the White Whale” by Claus Hoie
Back Cover: “Saved by the Gull” by Victoria Roberts

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