Since its inception in 1986 in New York City, Shiny has been tracking an influential group of poetry and fiction innovators in a way that has made it a unique venue on the contemporary literary scene. The magazine's profile and following continue to grow. The anthology The Best American Poetry 2004 (Lyn Hejinian, editor; David Lehman, series editor) included six pieces by as many authors from Shiny 12, making Shinythe single biggest source for the 2004 volume.

Ron Silliman on Shiny 12
Ron Silliman on Shiny 13
Poets & Writers on Shiny 12
Poetry Daily on Shiny 13

Contents of issue 1 - 12

Contents of issue 13

Partial Contents of Shiny 14


Michael Friedman

Art Editor

Duncan Hannah

Contributing Editors

Larry Fagin
Michael Gizzi
Eileen Myles
Ron Padgett
Cole Swensen
Geoffrey Young


Dirk Rowntree

Production Artist

Deirdre Kovac