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. Upcoming in the Critic you’ll find essays on such writers as César Aira (by William Repass), Kay Ryan (by Duffie Taylor), Dashiell Hammett (by R.H.W. Dillard), Luc Sante (by Henry Taylor), Christian Formoso (by Sydney Tammarine), and many others.

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 december 2021

Christian Formoso“Geographies of Time and Space: Translating Christian Formosoby Terry Hermsen and Sydney Tammarine

Translation sneaks up on us, trailing a kind of shadow as we work through a text, weighing its import and nuances, its resurgent personalities and troubling undercurrents. Understanding one’s role takes careful interplay. Whose voice are we most listening to: the original poet’s or the emergent one arising with the clothes of new language?

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.