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 Claudia Emerson (by Allison Seay), Wilma Dykeman (by Casey Clabough), Jerry Mirskin (by Howard Nelson), Sally Mann (by Martha Park), James Alan McPherson (by James Robert Saunders), Elise Partridge (by Nicholas Birns), and Ron Rash (by Jerry Wayne Wells).

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 2019

Robert WrigleyDepths and Altitudes: The Poetry of Robert Wrigley”  by Henry Taylor

In late March of 1987, the Library of Congress held a reunion of former Consultants in Poetry. Fifteen gathered; eight read on March 30, and seven on March 31. On March 29, there was a reading by fifteen younger poets, each chosen and introduced by one of the former Consultants. I was there, and noticed that of the younger poets, only one, Robert Wrigley, was a poet of whose name and work I was ignorant.

Writer’s Guidelines

  • Note: The Hollins Critic reads poetry from September 15 to December 1 each year.
  • The Critic does not accept unsolicited essays. We rarely accept unsolicited book reviews.
  • The Critic does not publish fiction.