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 October 2014

“The Best Appalachian Writer You Likely Never Heard Tell Of: Naton Leslie (1957-2013),” by Casey Clabough: “Naton LeslieI mean, have you? Ever read anything by him? Ever even heard the name? You are among a great host of knowledgeable and well-read upstanding writers and scholars if you have not.”

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.