Volume VI, No. 2 – Summer 2012

TSR: The Southampton Review. Vol VI, No. 2

Features writing by Billy Collins, Roger Rosenblatt, Ursula Hegi and Jen Senft, and artwork by Francine Fleischer and Diana Frank, among others. Includes a special Turkana Basin insert with photographs and writing from the January 2012 winter conference at the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya.

Table of Contents

Poetry & Lyric Essay

Lucky Bastards • Heraclitus in Florida • Flying Over West Texas • 3 Haiku • Looking for a Friend in a Crowd of
Arriving Passengers: A Sonnet — Billy Collins
Three Colophons — Albert Abonado
Mors Medici — Byron Dobell
Something Wordless — Anna Catone
A Note from the Poetry Editor — Julie Sheehan
This Turkana Place — Ruth Bonapace
On the Origins of Language as Seen Through Binoculars — Betsy Bonner
Sitting at a Table at Richard Leakey’s Turkana Basin Insitute Writing a Poem — Bob Holman
Why Old Men Wear Sweaters in Summer — Carla Caglioti
The (Old) New World: Pioneering the Lyric Essay — Julie Marie Wade
Archimedes’ Screw — Ricardo Pau-Llosa
Conjoined — Lauren Hilger
Burn’ded • Better Living Through Television — John F. Buckley & Martin Ott
March 20 — Ginny Rosenblatt
Tundra: Water Before Land Before Water Ever Was • Bering Sea: Still Waiting • Ketchikan: Daniel Howling — Ursula Hegi

Memoir & Personal Essay

Wanderer — Roger Rosenblatt
The Crooked People in the Crazy House — Mitchell Kriegman
What’s Yours is Mine…Or, How to Sample Your Life — Dorothy Marcic
Two Sisters — Violet Turner
I Knew Her, Horatio — Ian Williams
Surgery & Swahili — Mary Messina Remmler
Camera Shy — Christian McLean
A Deck Gently Tapped Together — Adrienne Unger
Bagged — Valerie Marie Scopaz
My Son My Daughter — Syma Joffe Gerard
Fire Island — Ana Daniel
Best Breakup Ever — Sarah Azzara
And Now for Something Completely Different: A Writer Meditates on the Nature Walk — Victor Giannini
First Words — Diana Gallagher
Onconversations — Daniel Menaker


I Know Who I Love — Susan Scarf Merrell
Depth Perception — Ellen Prentiss Campbell
The Beach Walker — Allan Retzky
Prison Visit — Jen Senft
Bordertown — Ruqqiya Greenidge
The Heights — Mervyn Rothstein
A Woman Ahead of Her Time — Elizabeth Poliner
Open Arms — Rakia Marashi

On Writing

Dorothy Parker

Art Portfolios

Nudes — Paul Chojnowski
Introduction — Ana Daniel
Collages — Karl Mann
A Demon of Creativity: Introduction — Ana Daniel
Three Drawings — A. Robert Towbin
Nixon — Jules Feiffer
Tuning Fields — Margaret Garrett

Cartoon Portfolios

Two Cartoons — Laura Donnelly
Two Cartoons — Michael Maslin

Photography Portfolios

Swim — Francine Fleischer
Aquatics — Diana Frank

Turkana Basin Special Section

On Language: A Lecture — Dr. Richard Leakey

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