• To You, In 20 Years

    All week we have been showcasing the top five stories in our short story contest, which leads us to our first place story, Erin Young’s […]

  • He’s All the Rage

    Today’s story, Hannah Lewis’ “He’s All the Rage,” took second prize in the 2020 Voorheesville Short Story Contest. Our judge said: “All the elements of […]

  • Nature’s Song

    Today’s story, Krista Rivers’ “Nature’s Song,” is our third prize winner in the 2020 Voorheesville Short Story Contest. Our judge found that Krista’s story reminded […]

  • Shark Fishing

    Today marks the publication of the second of our top five stories, Marius Mazzeo’s “Shark Fishing.” Our judge said that this con artist story had […]

Welcome to The Blackbird Review.
Spring 2020 e-Issue Coming in June!

Welcome to the online edition of The Blackbird Review, Voorheesville's magazine of literature and the arts. Founded in 2005, the Review strives to showcase the best writing, photography, digital art, and music from Clayton A. Bouton High School students. On these pages, we hope to bring you the best creative work that Voorheesville students produce. We are a school club, staffed by high school students from the Clayton A. Bouton High School, and the work you see here is created and edited only by students.

We publish the online edition of the magazine year-round, but also publish two print editions, one in the winter and one in the spring.

Enjoy the work that you see here, and enjoy this snippet from Wallace Stevens. We like it. It sums it all up for us.

"I know noble accents And lucid, inescapable rhythms; But I know, too, That the blackbird is involved In what I know." ~Wallace Stevens “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”
Feel free to check out all of the pages above. Information on what's happening in our world can be found on our blog, and information concerning our contests can be found on the Contest page. Submission guidelines are also above.
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