Hollins Critic

The Hollins Critic, published five times a year, presents the first serious surveys of the whole bodies of contemporary writers’ work, with complete checklists. In past issues, you’ll find essays on such writers as John Engels (by David Huddle), James McCourt (by David Rollow), Jane Hirshfield (by Jeanne Larsen), Edwidge Danticat (by Denise Shaw), Vern Rutsala (by Lewis Turco), Sarah Arvio (by Lisa Williams), and Milton Kessler (by Liz Rosenberg).

The Hollins Critic also offers brief reviews of books you want to know about and poetry by poets both new and established. And every issue has a cover portrait by Susan Avishai M.A. ’02.

Excerpt from february 2015

Seymour Krim“The Dogs of Literature –  Seymour Krim: Bottom Dog, Part II,” by M.G. Stephens.  “The idea of time being in a continuum of one tense is an important one in terms of Seymour Krim’s development as a writer of nonfiction prose, a writer of his time, the present tense in post-war America, particularly the downtown scene in Manhattan. But how Krim affected this one-tense universe was different from all his contemporaries, especially the literary ones. Using fiction as his paradigm, he nonetheless went in search of a nonfiction writer’s Holy Grail.”

Writer’s Guidelines

  • Note: The Hollins Critic will not be reading poetry again until September 15, 2015.
  • The Critic does not accept unsolicited essays. We rarely accept unsolicited book reviews.
  • The Critic does not publish fiction.