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New Issue of Triquarterly Online Comes Out Jan. 10
Readers of the online literary magazine hail from more than 120 countries
EVANSTON, Ill. — A short story by the late American writer William Goyen and an essay about it by his French translator, Patrice Repusseau, will be among 44 literary works in TriQuarterly Online’s next issue. Coming out Jan. 10, 2011, it is TQO’s second issue since it became the online literary journal of the Northwestern University graduate creative writing program, which offers both an MA and an MFA degree.
TriQuarterly Online officially made its Web debut in July. Since its earlier “soft launch” in April, the online journal of writing, art and cultural inquiry has had more than 34,000 hits and 116,000 page views from nearly 21,000 visitors.
“That represents an enormous leap in readership,” says Reginald Gibbons, who was TriQuarterly’s editor from 1981 to 1997. Gibbons is professor of English in Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and, with S.L. Wisenberg, co-directs the MA/MFA program in creative writing in the School of Continuing Studies.
“The Web statistics immediately indicate that we are reaching a large audience,” says faculty member Susan Harris, who advises the MA/MFA creative writing students who edit the literary journal.
At last count, TriQuarterly Online’s readers came from 123 countries. The United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and India are the five top countries in readership. “China is twelfth, but, among other nations, we have readers in Sudan, Cambodia, Senegal, Azerbaijan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Jordan and Malta,” says Harris.”