Welcome to Amsterdam Quarterly’s original website. AQ was founded in April 2011. Its goal is to publish, promote, and comment on writing and art in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and the world. We hope you enjoy reading the work selected for this thirty-sixth issue (AQ36) and we look forward to your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org or submissions at email@example.com.
AQ36’s theme is No Planet B. It includes work in the genres of art, fiction, photography, poetry, and review. All address the earth’s fragile beauty, which is being changed, and in many places destroyed, due to the effects of climate change.
The theme for AQ37, (submission period the month of April 2023), is On the Move. Send work about being on the move due to war, famine, economics, conflict at work or at home, or due to career advancement and the search for a better life for yourself and your family. The theme of AQ38, (submission period the month of July 2023), is MACRO micro. Submit work about whether you view your life and the world through a microscope or a telescope or perhaps through both. Mention what you think are the big issues and/or the little ones that are just as important.
Amsterdam Quarterly’s thirty-sixth issue about No Planet B features work in five genres: art, fiction, photography, poetry, and review. Headlining this issue is a photo by Jim Ross of Greta Thunberg receiving the 2019 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award (along with Fridays for Future in many cities simultaneously) and kerry rawlinson’s photo of the aftermath of a forest fire. There is art by Samarra Prahlad depicting both the beauty of the sea and a raging forest fire’s inferno. In addition, there is fiction by Monique van Maare about an island threatened by rising seas and Mandira Pattnaik’s sci-fi story about a man rejected for a place on a rocket off a dying Earth.
As usual, there is an embarrassment of riches related to poetry about ecology, climate change, and catastrophic weather by Matthew Brennan, Simon Brod, Catharine Clark-Sayles, Joe Cottonwood, Matthew Friday, Fin Keegan, H. K. G. Lowery, Ali Rowland, Adrienne Stevenson, Heather Swan, Gail Tirone, and Imogen Wade.
Lastly are reviews of Donald Gardner’s New and Selected Poems, 1966-2020, Amlanjyoti Goswami’s Vital Signs, and Susan E. Lloy’s Nothing Comes Back.