The Review Review (I’m not kidding–that’s really the site’s name) has published a stellar 5-star review titled “Where Beautiful Writing Converges” for Five Points’s Spring 2012 issue! Here are a few excerpts from the article:
Junctions are extraordinary places. They usually lead us to the very best—or worst—of a city or town. Five Points, a journal of literature and art published three times a year by Georgia State University, is an exceptional convergence point that exposes us to some prime examples of contemporary American art. Poetry, fiction, essay, interview and photography immerse us into a literary universe comprised by well-known names such as David Kirby and Lynn Steger, and lesser known authors such as Lauren Watel and Tania James.
It could take us a lifetime to find the one author who unknowingly uses our personal woes—or triumphs—as his/her canvas; but this edition of Five Points is a good starting point. It doesn’t matter if you are still trying to make amends with poetry or if you just crave some beauty in your life, this journal is worth reading. If you are trying to write compelling fiction and poetry, this is also a great point of departure, as you will find distinct voices that could help you on the quest towards becoming a better author.
The article specifically praises Anya Silver, Chris Verene, Lauren Watel, Billy Collins, Gregory Fraser, and David Kirby. It even references Lauren Watel’s contributor post published here on our blog!
So be sure to check the full article out for yourself right here!
And you can order a copy of the Five Points Spring 2012 issue (14.2) here!