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BGpY_75ODE7zv2NND_ecms6p_KvoLwoWparCjJKW5FI,YG-gCeix8wpCzXaOQZY0shjYBz1ZgGfjjIYYhGYkWCcQuadrangle is Canisius College’s literary and visual arts magazine. It publishes annually in the spring semester containing works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction prose, photography, artwork, essays, interviews, song lyrics, and short plays.


Quadrangle was founded by a collection of earlier campus writings called The Canisius Monthly which began in 1914. This collection produced about nine issues a year until it turned into a quarterly publication, which was known as the Canisius Quarterly.

Quadrangle was published under moderator Roger B. Dooley, a former graduate and English professor. It was given the name Quadrangle because of the representation of the buildings that formed a quadrangle on the main campus.


Quadrangle has a rich, long-standing history and is celebrated for its high standards and quality. The staff goes through a thoughtful selection process with open discussion when reviewing submissions for each issue. Once pieces are chosen, current editor(s)-in-chief work with a local printer called Dual Print & Mail in Cheektowaga, New York and carefully make choices to create a professional magazine.

Quadrangle fosters a nurturing community filled with tradition and creativity. The Canisius community awaits in anticipation each spring for the unveiling of the new issue. Former editors-in-chief and staff members, alumni, and long-term supporters of the magazine gather in Grupp Fireside Lounge in the Richard E. Winter ‘42 Student Center to hear contributors read and share their published work.

Laidman, Hugh. 1976. Charcoal Drawing. Cover drawing of 1983 Quadrangle. Vol. 69, No. 1. Canisius College, Buffalo. New York.