Volume XI, No. 1 – Winter/Spring 2017

TSR: The Southampton Review - Winter/Spring 2017

Table of Contents


Jacob & Rachel • Egypt • How Does Afua Survive the War? – Afua Ansong
Talking in the Kitchen – Suzanne Parker
The Encounter • Love Song to a Stranger • Poolside Villanelle – Timothy Liu
Break-Ups and Desperations • Lifestory in the Key of Stadium and Limousine •
With the Beating of a DrumJay Leeming
Languages – Carl Sandburg
Triggerfinger • Bitter Crop – Jordan E. Franklin
The Indications, excerpt from Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman
The Psychic Hotline • Facebook And The Dead • Tucking • Dolly Parton Signed This Poem – Mitchell King
Poems from the Anti-Terrorist Operation ZoneAdrian Bonenberger
Massage • Hexagon – Billy Collins


The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings
That Make Surprising Sense, excerpt – Daniel Menaker
My New Unguenteur – Jenny Allen


Apricot Tarts Jessica Soffer
Blue MarlinMartina Clark
A Defence of Poetry, excerpt – Percy Bysshe Shelley
Beyond the Border:
Translating Tabucchi in Switzerland – Martha Cooley
Imposter – Jack Mayer
The Defence of Poesy, excerpt – Sir Philip Sidney
New & Noteworthy Writers Panel – Jessica Soffer, Garth Greenwell,
Sara Majka, & Iris Smyles


They Will Take What They Will TakeLauren Harvey
Worst-Case Scenario – Emily Sullivan
InitiationCaitlin Mullen
Love in a Kitchen Garden – Douglas Lawson
Ruslan Ludmillov – Nicole Hebdon
On a Good DayJeordie
Stone Harvest, excerpt – Roger Rosenblatt
A Country WeekendAnabel Graff
A Cattle, a Crack-Up, excerpt – Mike Roberts


The Beginner–Adapted Short – Helen Schreiner

Art Portfolios

Half-Told StoriesJulio Reyes
Mischief – Corinne Geertsen
In the Eye of the BeholderJonathan Smith
Unnoticed BeautyGigi Mills
Maritime Cosmology – Scott Bluedorn
Up Hill Michael J. Mariano 156
House & Sky – Joseph Alleman
On the Line (Study) – Michael J. Mariano

Cartoon Portfolios

Adventures of the AmpersandGrant Snider
A Cartoon About Writing About a Cartoonist – Michael Maslin
Writers on Writing – Matt Collins
The Cannon of Literature – Grant Snider

Front Cover: “Stopping by Woods” by Corinne Geertsen
Back Cover: “Crow” by Michael J. Mariano, Oil on panel, 11 x 14 inches

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