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 April 2015


ralph-adamoThe Quick and the Dead: Deciphering Ralph Adamo’s New Volume, Ever,” by Louis Gallo.  “For many decades Ralph Adamo has published some of the most original, intelligent and rhetorically dazzling poetry in this country. Yet he remains relatively unknown save for pockets of devotees in his native New Orleans and elsewhere in the Deep South.”


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.