Movie Buff by Ivan Jenson

Movie Buff by Ivan Jenson

Movie Buff

by Ivan Jenson

We aren’t that very
different you know
we all turn into
Jimmy Stewarts
at first snow
and become
Judy Garlands
when we witness
a rainbow
our past
is always
black and white
our present
our future only
William Shatner
truly knows
and when time
like Brando
makes us
that offer
we can’t refuse
we become
dynamite in
William Holden’s hands
with a burning fuse
by then it’s already too late
to ask why oh why
as we blow up
and topple down
like the bridge
on the River Kwai


Ivan Jenson is a fine artist, novelist, screenwriter, and popular contemporary poet who lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

His artwork was featured in Art in America, Art News, and Interview Magazine and has sold at auction at Christie’s. Amongst Ivan’s commissions are the final portrait of the late Malcolm Forbes and a painting titled “Absolut Jenson” for Absolut Vodka’s national ad campaign. His Absolut paintings are in the collection of the Spritmuseum, the museum of spirits in Stockholm, Sweden. Jenson’s painting of the “Marlboro Man” was collected by the Philip Morris corporation. 

His novels, Dead Artist and Seeing Soriah, illustrate the creative, often dramatic lives of artists. Jenson’s poetry is widely published (with over 1,000 poems published in the US, UK and Europe) in a variety of literary media. He has published a poetry book, Media Child and Other Poems, and two novels, Marketing Mia and Erotic Rights. 

Mundane Miracles, his critically acclaimed poetry collection, hit number 1 on Amazon in American Poetry.

East of Ivan, his memoir, has continuously been on the Amazon Bestsellers list since its release.  His new novel, The Tigress, has also charted on the Amazon Bestseller list. 

Ivan Jenson’s website:

Twitter: @IvanJenson