INSPIRATION: BOB DYLAN

Oh, Bob Dylan. Where to begin? The great artistic love of my life, my musical paramour. My cohort. The guide to all of those heart-wrenching songs I’d cleanly tear out of me with such regularity, with such ease, under the counsel of those implicit directives. My companion ever since I stumbled upon him on that […]

Sharon Olds and the Human Stain

by Elie, Managing Editor __________________________________________________________________________________________ NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 4/2 – Richard Siken Tells Me We’ll Never Get Used To It, by Po, EIC 4/3 – William Carlos Williams: This Is Just To Say, by Layah, CD 4/4 – We Are All Writers On the Same Dreadful Typewriter as Allen Ginsberg, by Jenny, EE 4/5 – […]

Biting

by Elie, Managing Editor __________________________________________________________________________________________ “Do you think it’s hard to write dialogue?” she asks me. “Like in a short story, I mean. It’s gotta be. You want what you’re writing to sound real, not like a freshman struggling with each phrase.” “Hmm, I don’t think it’s that hard.” I look over at her. She’s […]

Crossing the Bridge with Yehuda Amichai

by Elie, Managing Editor __________________________________________________________________________________________ NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 4/2 – Richard Siken Tells Me We’ll Never Get Used To It, by Po, EIC 4/3 – William Carlos Williams: This Is Just To Say, by Layah, CD 4/4 – We Are All Writers On the Same Dreadful Typewriter as Allen Ginsberg, by Jenny, EE 4/5 – […]

Terrence Hayes, Kanye West, and How to Get Through Winter

by Elie, Managing Editor __________________________________________________________________________________________ NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 4/2 – Richard Siken Tells Me We’ll Never Get Used To It, by Po, EIC 4/3 – William Carlos Williams: This Is Just To Say, by Layah, CD 4/4 – We Are All Writers On the Same Dreadful Typewriter as Allen Ginsberg, by Jenny, EE 4/5 – Pablo […]

Nowhere Man

by Elie, Managing Editor ______________________________________________________________________________ John and his insecurity his kindness including us all ‘isn’t he a bit like you and me?’ lurching around in the dusk grown restless all he needs all he seeks all he wants is all that he writes for is all that he sings desperately about with crying eyes beneath a bloated neck […]

Pablo Neruda and the Quest for Surrender

by Elie, Managing Editor __________________________________________________________________________________________ NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 4/2 – Richard Siken Tells Me We’ll Never Get Used To It, by Po, EIC 4/3 – William Carlos Williams: This Is Just To Say, by Layah, CD 4/4 – We Are All Writers On the Same Dreadful Typewriter as Allen Ginsberg, by Jenny, EE 4/5 – Pablo […]

Encountering the Rich and Famous: A Survival Guide

oh the famous rich and gluttonous or charitable smiling through genuine matrimony when we see them recognize them flowing on the streets smiling insideloving it excitement we feel for their gluttony and whip out our phones snapping away gushing perhaps at them precious beasts in a gilded zoo they’re so special! we treat disbelieving eyes as […]

SOME THINGS ABOUT US

LANDFILLS is a grassroots literary, arts and culture online collective based in Chicago. All work is original, except the featured images that accompany text posts (which are blatantly stolen from tumblr.com). Complaints should be directed to Po via Twitter.