Great Lakes Review | John Power, Sahar Mustafah, Ellen S. Jaffe : Sunday Salon

Great Lakes Review | John Power, Sahar Mustafah, Ellen S. Jaffe

John Power, Sahar Mustafah, and Ellen S. Jaffe are all contributors to the newest issue of Great Lakes Review, which is edited by Rob Jackson and Donald G. Evans (Don will also be one of the featured authors for our January 2015 reading).


John Power was born and raised in and around New York City, graduated from Washington and Lee University, lived and wrote for a year in Warsaw, Poland, and currently resides in Chicago, where he is an attorney.  John’s short story “Trusts” was recently named a winner of the Journal of Legal Education’s Legal Fiction Contest,, and his novel “Golden Freedom” is available on

Sahar Mustafah is a writer, editor, and teacher from Chicago. Sahar’s work has appeared in Word Riot, Flyleaf, Mizna, Hair Trigger, and others. She recently earned her MFA at Columbia College, where she completed a short story collection and is co-founder of Bird’s Thumb, an online literary journal devoted to publishing new and emerging voices The Guild Literary Complex named her one of “25 Writers to Watch.”

Ellen S. Jaffe is a poet and fiction writer living in Hamilton, Ontario. She grew up in New York City and came to Canada in 1979. Her new book of poems, “Skinny-Dipping with the Muse,” will be published by Guernica Editions in 2014. “Night Lights of Kansas” received third prize for fiction in Hamilton’s 2012 “Grit Lit” Competition, and was published in the chapbook “None and All of This Is True.” “Second Coming of Age in Samoa” was published previously in Fireweed #78 (2002).


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