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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:


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

An Utterance That Becomes a Person

On Now It’s Dark

Looking for Bucharest

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

Thomas Mann and Sigmund Freud:

The Friendship of Genius

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

Poetry, Prose, and Longing:

The Memoirs of Honor Moore*

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

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

Disorders of Articulation

Trading Places

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

Alternative Facts, Post Truth & The Great American Eclipse

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