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Just Kibbe is a 21st century poet, a literaphic artist, a photographer of words, searching for one in a thousand that speaks the inner conflict of his awareness into 3D. Just Kibbe designed and produced a Baby Obama Doll (limited edition of 500), which uses toy and packaging to make an interactive poetic statement about Americans’ relationships to political media. His two chapbooks are Good God: Forbidden Poems, short poems with interpretive illustrations by Christopher Paul Russell, and Public Urinal Poetry Tour, a series of poems hand-written onto public urinals and photographed.Any Color Is Fine As Long As You Can See Through It, a coffee table book of collage art, written and designed with Rubik’s Cube as the mechanism which organizes the waterfall of original and stolen images and text into six chapters, each exploring a different phase of the life cycle.Just Kibbe’s is actively working on two creative projects. The first is Elite Speaking Turquoise Monkey, a collection of text message poetry, including side-by-side with equivalent English translations. Additionally he is producing an American Sign Language Video Translation of this manuscript. The second creative project is Curing The Pirate Pig, a geographical narrative that uses space and place, instead of time and plot, as the primary organizer of artifacts and ephemera – including maps, telegrams, recipe cards, military records, bones, etc. – to create a fictional archeology. The 3D narrative was first exhibited at the Scenic Drive Gallery in Monrovia in 2012. Visit Just Kibbe on the web here.
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Just Kibbe and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
I love you like pit bull without a muzzle
You’re smarter than a bag of laptops
Zack Nelson Lopiccolo is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach where he stole a B.A in Creative Writing and Literature. He is one of two managing editors at Bank-Heavy Press, and of Insomniatic Umbrella Press, a publisher of rarities. His strangely erotic voice can be seen or is forthcoming in LUMMOX, Gutter Eloquence, The Mas Tequila Review, Tears in the Fence(UK), Short, Fast, and Deadly, Media Virus, Crack the Spine, Pipe Dream, Red Fez, Zygote in My Coffee and Carnival, among others. His first chapbook Dancing with Scissors was released in June 2012. He’s been a featured reader at Beside the City of Angels: A Long Beach Poetry Festival, the Grand Park Book Fest in Los Angeles as well as many other weekly and monthly readings across LA and Orange counties (California). He currently resides aboard a sailboat in Long Beach, CA pretending to be a pirate, but really works as a Drywall Hanger and Taper. He loves canned green beans. Visit Zack on the web here.
The following work is Copyright © 2013, and owned by Zack Nelson-Lopiccolo and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Upon A Spider
Pj screams, and runs out
I crawl into the shower
I laugh again, walk
We’re driving down Highway 10
Every passenger is asleep, except
I’m positive they’re UFO’s investigating
They start to disappear in the atmosphere