Poetry

Showdown

Until at last the facts saunter into the tavern, steady tread, and order tall, cold sarsaparillas. And if they come masked, mark how those masks…

Fiction

Relationship Rules

Jack Yelcher’s breakup speech caught Joanna off guard, especially when he lifted a hand to stop the waitress for another stout. Breakups were usually straightforward,…

Book Reviews / Nonfiction

Review: “Asked What Has Changed”

To ask is to seek out definitive information, observations, and answers. To answer is to respond, to muse, to reflect, to try to construct a…

Photography

Both Sides of Lake Michigan

Growing up in the Chicagoland area and visiting other cities and towns along Lake Michigan has made me appreciate the different views you can find…

Photo of Lisa Sinnett in front of a fence, smiling happily.
Interviews

Elisa Sinnett (Detroit Fairy Tales)

Great Lakes Review editor Joanna Acevedo spoke with Elisa Sinnett, author of Detroit Fairy Tales, about race, class, generational trauma and more. This interview is…

Narrative Map Project / Nonfiction

Summer Harbor

Even from 35,000 feet, I can spot it, the sandy sweep of Lake Michigan’s eastern shore, then a little dimple carved into the giant expanse…