Black River Review, Volume XXXIV, Unveiled
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Black River Review, Volume XXXIV, Unveiled

Published: May 28, 2024

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Black River Review cover art titled “A Change in Perspective” is the work of JCC student Olivia M. Cratsenberg of LaFargeville. 

The unveiling of Volume XXXIV (34) of the Jefferson Community College Black River Review (BRR), a journal of poetry, prose, and fine arts took place on May 9, 2024. The event was a celebration of the diverse writing and art talents of Jefferson students, faculty/staff, and alumni.  

Throughout the celebration, contributors were acknowledged for their exceptional contributions in both writing and art. 

Recipients of the Outstanding Creative Writing Contribution Award are Kenyon Wells of Atlanta, GA, for his poem titled “Telltale Signs of Love” and Jeannie M. Gibbs of Dexter for her fiction work titled “A Work of Heart.” 

Recipients of the Outstanding Art Contribution Award are Olivia M. Cratsenburg of LaFargeville for the cover design titled “A Change in Perspective” (colored pencil drawing) and frontispiece titled  “Piper Mae” (colored pencil drawing), and Jennavieve A. Edwards of  Croghan for her works titled “Waterfalls” (pen and ink drawing), “Audrey Hepburn” (charcoal drawing), and “Thank You” (graphite drawing).

Volume XXXIV includes the contribution of JCC EDGE student, Elena Dickinson of Harrisville, for her nonfiction story titled “Garrison Road”. Dickinson is a senior at Beaver River Central School who is taking JCC credit bearing courses through the College’s EDGE (concurrent enrollment) program.  

The BRR will be published on the College's website in June. Submission deadline for Volume XXXV (35) is February 14, 2025. 

Sponsored by the JCC School of Arts and Humanities with support of a social-cultural grant from the Senate Campus Life Committee. 



Story by:

Pamela Dixon

Additional Information:

Public Relations Department, Jefferson Community College, (315) 786-2392, Email Public Relations

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