…the wind is sly, it comes back at night. Skittering across the roof, fretting and pulling at the tiles, it finds cracks….Then the mouths come, stuffed with scorpions, swarming whispers that sting. And I can’t sleep for the pain of it.
Pat Seman from ‘The wind’
Welcome to Amsterdam Quarterly’s main website. 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-sixth issue (AQ26) and we look forward to your comments at email@example.com or submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. The themes for 2020 will be announced in October 2019 on this homepage and on the submissions page. On Monday, 21 October 2019 at 7 p.m., AQ authors Claudia Gary, Hiram Larew, Bryan R. Monte and Irene Hoge Smith will read at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD, USA.