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TriQuarterly Gets A Makeover

Latest issue of international online journal of literature boasts redesign

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January 28, 2014 | by Wendy Leopold

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Visitors to the Winter/Spring 2014 issue of TriQuarterly will discover a new look to the international journal of literature from Northwestern University. The 145th issue of TQ -- established in 1964 and now published online and edited by M.A./M.F.A students in Northwestern’s creative writing program -- has a newly designed website.

In the past year, the journal’s staff has worked with NUAMPS (Northwestern University Advanced Media Production Studio) to create a responsive new web design with enhanced audio and video, deeper social media integration and new search functions to promote easy interaction with the journal’s content.

The online journal also has expanded its “Past Issues” section and now presents digitized selections from TQ’s print archives. It begins with “TriQuarterly 116, the New Pastoral Issue,” guest edited by John Kinsella and Susan Stewart, and represents a first step toward creating a comprehensive, searchable digital archive to preserve TQ’s rich literary history. 

The current issue features new short stories from Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, John Dufresne and Ron Rash, and an excerpt from Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga’s forthcoming novel, “Chronicle of an Indomitable Daughter.” 

It also includes new poems from Kwame Dawes, Timothy Liu, and Beth Bachmann, along with creative nonfiction from Rilla Askew, Garry Cooper and Bonnie Nadzam. Three new works of cinepoetry and a selection of poems curated by Mary Hawley of Chicago’s Palabra Pura poetry reading series are in the issue.

The School of Continuing Studies’ M.A./M.F.A. program in creative writing provides students with the opportunity to grow as artists within the specializations of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Its small-group workshop format allows for individual attention from published, award-winning faculty. Flexible scheduling gives students the opportunity to balance their professional, personal and writing lives. 

While earning their degrees, students connect with other writers at readings and other events taking place throughout the area as part of Chicagoʼs vibrant literary scene.

Recent and continuing faculty include Brian Bouldrey, Janet Burroway, Sheila Donohue, Stuart Dybek, Gina Frangello, Reginald Gibbons (co-director), Susan Harris (TriQuarterly), Aleksandar Hemon, John Keene, Mary Kinzie, Alex Kotlowitz, Michael McColly, Simone Muench, Ed Roberson, Patrick Somerville, Ellen Placey Wadey and S.L. Wisenberg (co-director).

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