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AQ32’s theme is The Future. Its work explores the worlds of science fact and fiction including art, fiction, news, a photoessay, photography, poetry, and reviews about subjects such as artificial intelligence, robots, medical scans, driverless cars, global climate change and extinction, space tourism, and interplanetary exploration, among others. AQ’s 2022 themes haven’t yet been determined, but will be announced in late October 2021 in this space.
Amsterdam Quarterly’s thirty-second issue about The Future brought in work in six different genres: art, fiction, photoessay, photography, poetry, and review. Headlining this issue is a photoessay by Mark Crimmins entitled ‘The Future is Now’ about China’s modern, architecture, high-speed rail, robotics, and cashless payments. There is fiction by Geoffrey B. Cain, William Cass, Claire-Lise Kieffer, Susan Lloy, and Debasish Mishra, photography by Rink Foto, and art by Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad about the present advantages and disadvantages of technology and weather that provide a glimpse into our possible futures.
As usual, there is an embarrassment of riches related to poetry set in the present or the future by Ed Ahern, Sarette Danae, Steve Denehan, Olga Dermott-Bond, Claudia Gary, Jennifer Horgan, Joan Mazza, Bryan R. Monte, Michelle Penn, Meryl Stratford, Paige Elizabeth Wajda, and Mike Wilson, reviews of the Irene Hoge Smith’s memoir The Good Poetic Mother and bart plantenga’s poetry collection LIST FULL, and forthcoming news of the AQ Writers’ Group’s tenth anniversary.