Special thanks to Ellen McGrath Smith and Erika Fleegle for this lovely review of Eighty Days in The Fifth Floor. This is a wonderful issue, featuring an interview with Sharon Flake and a feature on one of my most trusted writing mentors, Geeta Kothari. And, as a bonus, the interview is by Rachel Sansonetti, one of my most talented students.
If you teach for long enough, you get to see your students interviewing teachers you had in college. It’s a strange-yet-satisfying feeling, like watching a circuit complete itself.