‘The paska must be made with great care….you must keep your thoughts pure and the whole household quiet…. (N)o-one…(is) allowed to come in during its baking lest they make a sudden noise or cast the evil eye, causing the paska to come out flat.’
—Pat Seman from ‘Paska’
Welcome to Amsterdam Quarterly. AQ was founded in April 2011 and 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 twenty-second issue (AQ22) and we look forward to your comments at email@example.com or submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. AQ’s remaining theme for 2018 is Genealogy for its autumn (AQ23) issue. Submissions for AQ23 will be read during the month of July 2018. Art, articles, and essays are especially welcome.