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Rick Moody begins his new Salmagundi music feature, The Home Key, by talking with Peter Stampfel, perhaps most known for founding the Holy Modal Rounders and for his brief tenure in The Fugs. We argue that he should be best known for his recent release, Peter Stampfel’s 20th Century in 100 Songs. Learn more about this inspired project and its deep reckoning with the popular song in The Home Key #1 which you can read by clicking through to the piece on this page. We’re looking forward to featuring Rick’s writing on music and his interviews with musicians, forms he has mastered and animates with his passion for the art.
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.
“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.

Conducting the Light and The Dark

A Note on Jason Molina

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Frank Bidart’s ‘Ellen West’ Becomes an Opera

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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.
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Robert and Peg Boyers in the Salmagundi office, 1976

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“Salmagundi Annual Cocktail Party”

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