• The Guest Room

    All week we have been showcasing the top five stories in our short story contest, which leads us to today’s story, Lindsey Odorizzi’s “The Guest […]

  • Undead Trials

    Today’s story, Samantha Jasinski’s “Undead Trials,” is our third prize winner in the 2019 Voorheesville Short Story Contest. Our judges found Sam’s vampire story well […]

  • Leaving Home

    Today marks the publication of the second of our top five stories, Jilli Mitchell’s “Leaving Home” Our judges said that the story had great dialogue, […]

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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”
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