An international quarterly magazine of politics, culture, literature and the arts published at Skidmore College
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Salmagundi editors Peg & Robert Boyers on Skidmore campus in the 1980s. Robert founded Salmagundi in a NY City studio apartment way back in 1965, and was brought to Skidmore in 1969. His assignment was to teach, to edit the magazine as a publication of the college and “to bring the world to the campus.” Fulfilling this charge has meant not only publishing Salmagundi here at Skidmore for more than fifty years but bringing to campus over the decades countless leading lights of literature, politics and the arts for special events and Salmagundi symposia on subjects like race and racism in America, the state of museums, art and ethics and the nature of belief.
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Salmagundi Magazine: A Skidmore Student’s Perspective
February 19, 2021Liv Fidler (‘19) recounts her rich experience working with Salmagundi Magazine as a Skidmore student, interviewing award-winning contributors and making media with the resources of a Skidmore-published magazine featuring the best writers and writing from around the world since 1965.
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“Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline … ” An Audio Piece by Liv Fidler ‘19 with Poet Chase Twichell
April 16, 20192019 Skidmore graduate Liv Fidler made this audio piece about Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award-winner Chase Twichell’s poem “Sad Song” which was featured in Salmagundi #190-191. Including an interview with and a recording of a reading by Chase, Liv’s piece is a stand-out from a course bringing together the college’s Documentary Studies (MDOCs) program and the magazine. Salmagundi has since it arrived on campus included Skidmore students in the work of the magazine and given them opportunities to work with some of the most prominent writers working today.

Letter from London

El Pepe, Lebron, and Trump:

Sports, Literature, and Interpretation

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

Mirth and Folly Were The Crop*

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

To Rome

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

Lot’s Wife

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

Two Poems

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

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Read the Current Issue of Salmagundi on ISSUU
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December 13, 2020Read our current issue in a full, page-turnable edition. Salmagundi #208-209 features Tarcrède Herzog on Art & The Plague, Remembering George Steiner, After Trump: An Exchange between Todd Gitlin and David Mikics, new fiction by Pulitzer Prize winner Steven Millhauser, poetry by Joyce Carol Oates and Jeffrey Meyers on the friendship between Freud and Mann.

Behind the Deluge of Porn

A Conservative Sea-Change

Salmagundi No. 148/149, Fall 2005 - Winter 2006

Thomas Mann and Sigmund Freud:

The Friendship of Genius

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

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Nobel Prize Awarded to Louise Glück
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October 8, 2020

The Nobel Prize in Literature has just been awarded to the American poet Louise Glück — a writer we have long published, read and loved (her first published poems appeared in SALMAGUNDI #4, 1966/7).

She has contributed more than a dozen poems to SALMAGUNDI and for virtually every one its 34 summer sessions participated in the New York State Summer Writers Institute, held at SALMAGUNDI’s home, Skidmore College, which awarded her an honorary degree when she delivered the Steloff Lecture at the college in 1995.

Editor-in-Chief Robert Boyers reviewed Louise Glück’s first book in the PARTISAN REVIEW more than fifty years ago and wrote about her Collected Poems a few years ago in a lengthy review-essay for THE NATION Magazine that begins with a brief account of reading her early poems as a young editor of a new magazine.

Louise now joins a list of SALMAGUNDI contributors who have been awarded the Nobel Prize—Nadine Gordimer, JM Coetzee, Saul Bellow, Mario Vargas Llosa, Seamus Heaney.

Rick Moody, Life Coach

The Difficulty of Action During the Pandemic

Qiechang

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

Night and Day—You Are The One*

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

Aqueous

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

Harvest

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

Steiner on Screen

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

Looking for Bucharest

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021

Trading Places

Salmagundi No. 208-209, Fall 2020-Winter 2021