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The Constant Critic

Since 2010 I have edited The Constant Critic, Fence Books' online journal of poetry reviews. In editing the journal I work with the journal's stable of four to five poet-critics to select books, develop pieces, and house them on our site. Current poet-critics include Ray McDaneil, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, Martha Ronk, Stephen Motika, and myself.

The Constant Critic focuses on reviewing books published by small presses and features work that engages today's contemporary audience with intelligence, innovation, and insight. Our reviews are between 1,500-3,000 words and push beyond general impressions into poetics and cultural criticism. 

Read reviews and find out how to submit your book for review on our site: