Meet the people behind Five Points:

Megan Sexton

Megan Sexton’s (Editor) collection of poems, Swift Hour, received the Adrienne Bond Award for Poetry and was published by Mercer University Press. Her chapbook, Insects & Mystics, was awarded the Redbone Press Prize. Her poetry and nonfiction have been widely published in anthologies and journals, including Poetry, Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, The Literary Review, Poetry Daily, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for the PEN/Newman First Amendment Award and has received a fellowship from the Hambidge Center. She directs the New York Field School and teaches in the Department of English at Georgia State University.

Beth Gylys

Beth Gylys (Associate Editor) is currently a Professor at Georgia State University and has published two award winning collections of poetry Spot in the Dark (Ohio State UP 2004) and Bodies that Hum (1999 Silverfish Review Press) and two chapbooks Matchbook (La Vita Poetica Press 2007) and Balloon Heart  (Wind Press 1998). Awarded fellowships and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, La Muse and La Centre D’art i Natura de Farrera, she has had work published anthologies and journals including Paris Review, Antioch Review, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, and The Southern Review.

Sheri Joseph

Sheri Joseph (Associate Editor) is an NEA fellow and winner of the Grub Street National Book Prize, among others.  Her recent novel is Where You Can Find Me, and her earlier books are Stray, a novel, and Bear Me Safely Over, a cycle of stories.  She teaches in the creative writing program at Georgia State University.

John Holman

John Holman (Associate Editor) is the author of Squabble and Other Stories and Luminous Mysteries, a novel.  His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Oxford American, Mississippi Review, and other publications.  He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award.  His next book of fiction will be published in 2015.

Josh Russell

Josh Russell (Associate Editor) is the Director of the Creative Writing Program, a Professor in the Department of English, and the author of the novels Yellow Jack (W.W. Norton), My Bright Midnight (LSU Press), and A True History of the Captivation, Transport to Strange Lands, & Deliverance of Hannah Guttentag (Dzanc Books), and the chapbooks Winter on Fifth Avenue, New York (Oat City Press) and Pretend You’ll Do It Again (Greying Ghost Press).