Five Points, Vol. 7 No. 1

Spring 2003

From Madison Smartt Bell, “Once I finish this book, I may start touring music. I don’t know what I am going to do. In all probability I am going to have my usual day job.”

Table of Contents


  • Billy Collins
    • The Lanyard
    • Care and Feeding
  • Edward Hirsch
  • Kim Addonizio
  • Eamon Grennan
    • Small Thing
    • Postcards
  • Louis Simpson
    • With Best Wishes
    • Man in a Box
    • Tranströmer
  • Barbara Hamby
    • Calling the Friends of Friends
  • David Kirby
    • The Ha-Ha, Part I: The Tao of Bo Diddley
    • Everything You Do is Wrong


  • George Garrett / My Adventures in Fantasy Land
  • Corrine Zappia Gormont / Jump
  • Allen Wier / Knobby Cotton and Elizabeth: Salt Water Wedding
  • Robyn Kirby Wright / Monkeys
  • Nelinia Cabiles / The Unreliable Memory of Fish



  • Madison Smartt Bell / An Interview with Megan Sexton


  • Frank Hunter / Wylie