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AQ38’s theme is MACRO micro. For this issue, we accepted work in six genres about scales of perception, crossing boundaries, families, climate change, illness, ship breaking, exploration, death, politics, religion, meteorites, black holes, natural disasters, carnivores, and the scientific revolution of the 17th century.
Next year’s themes have not yet been chosen. AQ39’s theme, (reading period January 2024), will be made public by 1 November 2023 on Amsterdam Quarterly’s home and submissions webpages.
Amsterdam Quarterly’s thirty-eighth issue, theme MACRO micro, features work in six genres: art, essay, fiction, photography, poetry, and review. Headlining this issue is art by Jj D’Onofrio and photography by Bob Ward. In addition, there is gripping, unforgettable fiction by Elizabeth Rosell and Eileen Stelter, and essays by Jim Ross and Bob Ward about the final accounting and the 17th century’s telescopic and microscopic advancements respectively.
As usual, there is an embarrassment of riches related to poetry on war, species encroachment, meteorite showers, the different perspectives families give us, the possible return of a terminal illness, the creation of beauty from natural irritation, the global warming crisis, ship breaking, and violent weather phenomena best viewed from a distance by Helen Ferris, Jennifer L. Freed, Tom Gannon Hamilton, Lily Jarman-Reisch, Bryan R. Monte, Amanda Moore, Pat Seman, Marcus Slingsby, Scott T. Starbuck, Meryl Stratford, Jerl Surratt, and Glen Wilson respectively.
Lastly, AQ38 marks Pat Seman’s AQ review debut with her critique of Robin Winckel-Mellish’s new poetry book, An Obeisance of Frogs.