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• On Israel and Gaza—Susie Linfield and David Stromberg • Regina Janes on Hilary Mantel • Elizabeth Benedict on James Salter and Jewishness • Steve Stern: Again with Kafka • Phillip Lopate—Coming of Age in the Open Classroom • A Story by Joyce Carol Oates • Art: Donald Judd & Manet/Degas • Jay Rogoff on Balanchine • Jeffrey Meyers: Wounded Spirits of WWI • Poems by Mazur, Shapiro, Logan and others & More ON THE COVER: Hans Bellmer “The Doll (Face and Knife),” 1935

The Home Key #16

An Interview with Dean Olsher

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“This Piece of Land That’s Breaking”:

In Conversation With Artist Fernando Ruíz Lorenzo

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“Sad Song”


Balanchine’s Life-Affirming Life*

The Home Key #13: An Interview with Grumbeaux

From an “Introduction” to Barry Goldensohn at a 1999 Public Reading he delivered at Skidmore College

My Park Avenue Year

I Lost My Life in 2006

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Bill Orcutt (photograph by Jim Hensley)

The Home Key #11:

An Interview with Bill Orcutt

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Klaus Voorman’s original sketch for the cover of Revolver

The Home Key #10:

On Revolver

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Body & Mind: Barry Goldensohn

Salmagundi 220 - 221, Fall - Winter 2023 - 2024

The Home Key #12

Every Good Song Pete Townshend Wrote After Quadrophenia, An Annotation

Wielding the Lyric

On Now It’s Dark

Witness to the Open Classroom Movement

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The Home Key #15: You’ll Never Know!—An Interview With Julian Saporiti

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The Home Key #14: Now and Then

Six Poems

Dead Brothers

West Side Story, Old and New

An Interview with ChatGPT

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Dylan Comes Apart In “Fragments: ‘Time Out Of Mind’ Sessions”

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Fierce Nostalgia: Notes From a Non-Native Austinite