“I Am” Poem

Introduce yourself by reading your poem aloud in class and/or posting it here as a comment for your classmates to enjoy.



Write a 26-word sentence, in which each word begins with a different letter of the alphabet. They don’t have to be in alphabetical order.

Troubled by persistent ennui, never knowing relief, Xavier just arranged his first vacation in years, selecting one quaint destination–Zabba, Malta–guessing loveliness could upend weltschmerz.
-A. Ramos

Ekphrasis Challenge

Each year, we choose a painting and select our favorite poems inspired by this painting to publish in the issue. This year, we are looking for poems prompted by Caravaggio’s Narcissus. We will accept your submissions until January 21st. Thanks!


White Elephant

Next week, the Sunlake Review club is celebrating our last meeting of 2016 with a “white elephant” used book exchange. To participate, please gift wrap and bring a used book you think others in the club would enjoy.

A Whole New World

For this week’s challenge, focus on creating an original setting. Whether it’s a theme park, small town, metropolis, or a new planet, YOU will design the world in which a story will happen.

Remember to share your story in the comments!