The Sienese Shredder

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The Sienese Shredder
EditorsBrice Brown, Trevor Winkfield, Mark Shortliffe
CategoriesLiterary magazine
Final issue2010
CompanySienese Shredder Editions
Based inNew York City

The Sienese Shredder was an annual journal of art, literature, design, poetry, and music that was published between 2006 and 2010. In addition to written and visual content each issue contained an audio CD.


The Sienese Shredder was launched in 2006 by New York City-based artists Brice Brown and Trevor Winkfield. They sought to bring attention to artists, art, poetry and writing that had been largely neglected or forgotten. Often this work was completed in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Mark Shortliffe took over as co-editor in 2009 for issue 4.

Each issue brings together poetry, critical writing, visual arts, unpublished rarities, oddball ephemera and other culturally significant material in a way that is exciting, contemporary and fresh. Contents can include writings by visual artists; art by writers; poets as installation artists; photographers as poets, and the range of contributors moves from the well-known and up-and-coming to the unknown or forgotten.

As an archival project, each issue of The Sienese Shredder comes with a CD recording of a well-known poet reading or a musician presenting a retrospective sampling their work. #1 contained an audio CD of poet Harry Mathews reading selected poems he had written between 1955 and 2005. #2 contained an audio CD of poet Charles North reading selected poems he had written between 1970 and 2005. #3 contains an audio CD of music made between 1991 and 2004 by Eric Moe.



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