Pintauro Pics, Collins Poems

At Stony Brook Southampton

    Not only is The Southampton Review’s new and loaded summer edition out and about to be celebrated with a couple of readings, the fledgling TSR Editions is unveiling its first effort, a book of photos by the playwright Joe Pintauro, with a reception and gallery show — all tomorrow, all at Stony Brook Southampton.
    First up is a reading by contributors to The Review from 2 to 4 p.m. at Duke Lecture Hall, inside the Chancellors Hall building on campus. At 7:30 that night over in the Avram Theater, two other contributors (and professors), Billy Collins, the poet, and Roger Rosenblatt, the memoirist and novelist, will read new work, in Mr. Rosenblatt’s case, from his forthcoming book, “The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood.”
    Then at 9, it’s on to the exhibition of Mr. Pintauro’s photographs, from his book “Nunc et Semper,” made in collaboration with Scott Sandell and the Almost Beachfront Print Studio. Venice is the subject, “montaged in 20-foot-long pullouts and his lyrical text, all comprising a love song to the city,” a release said, highlighting in particular the Piazza San Marco and “one of its oldest tea salons.”
    The new Southampton Review, it should be noted, has the theme of “Why Memoir Matters” and, in addition to Mr. Rosenblatt’s excerpt, contributions along those lines from Elena Gorokhova, Arlene Alda, Sally Susman, and the college’s Robert Reeves and Ursula Hegi.
    Also inside you’ll find fiction, cartoons, an interview with Eric Fischl by Terrie Sultan of the Parrish Art Museum, and nonfiction by Sven Birkerts and Zachary Lazar.
    Reservations and more information about the launch and readings are at stonybrook.edu/Avram.