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… all of the pictures that fell into the uncomfortable category were of African-Americans. It was clear that an important part of the project, as it developed, became, for my father, to document the experience of people, mostly African-Americans, who lived in a part of the city different from the one where he had grown up; yet it was also clear that this young White Ivy League graduate felt conspicuous and awkward wandering around in unfamiliar neighborhoods with his camera, like a tourist where a tourist shouldn’t be. His pictures were often taken at odd angles, as if quickly grabbed, and, though later cropped and straightened in the printing, often taken from behind something else—partly the pictures of a tourist, perhaps, but also the notes of a sort of spy.

— from Benjamin Swett’s “My Father’s Green Album” in the current issue of Salmagundi, #210-211. Read the full piece on the site below

Rick Moody, Life Coach:




Salmagundi 210 - 211, Spring - Summer 2021

I Make Chekov Answer for Me

Instruments of Oppression?


What to Teach, What to Read

Preface to a Symposium

Music of Survival

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.

Rick Moody, Life Coach

The Difficulty of Action During the Pandemic

Wielding the Lyric

On Now It’s Dark


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

My Father’s Green Album

Salmagundi 210 - 211, Spring - Summer 2021

Reshuffling The Canon

Covid Diary

On The Future of Reading:

Shakespeare and Baldwin

Rethinking the Culture Wars

The Home Key #2

An Interview with Jon Klages

The Death of the Artist, Excellent Sheep:

An Interview with William Deresiewicz

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The Home Key #1

An Interview with Peter Stampfel

Letter from London

Elegy as Tonic

On Now It’s Dark

El Pepe, Lebron, and Trump:

Sports, Literature, and Interpretation

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