Still A Chance |
by Ivan Jenson

Publishers Clearing House
has yet to knock
that check has yet to come
the sun does not peek out
between the clouds
the picnic is canceled
due to lightning 
that has yet to strike 
my favorite guest 
is a no-show
and the dry cleaners 
have yet to press
that starched shirt 
I often wear instead
of confidence 
and most of my 
key friends are
otherwise occupied
otherwise I would
have heard back
from them
by now
and I guess
my pants are not
and my thoughts
are wrinkled
but that 
doesn't mean
there isn’t 
someone special
out there
with the ability 
to turn my life
upside down
so that
might fall
from my

The Poet: Ivan Jenson is a fine artist, novelist and contemporary poet. His artwork was featured in Art in AmericaArt News, and Interview Magazine and has sold at auction at Christie’s. Ivan was commissioned by Absolut Vodka to make a painting titled “Absolut Jenson” for the brand’s national ad campaign. His Absolut paintings are in the collection of the Spiritmusuem, the museum of spirits in Stockholm, Sweden.  Jenson's painting of the “Marlboro Man” was collected by the Philip Morris corporation. Ivan was commissioned to paint the final portrait of the late Malcolm Forbes.  Ivan has written two novels, Dead Artist and Seeing Soriah, both of which illustrate the creative and often dramatic lives of artists.  Jenson's poetry is widely published (with over 450 poems published in the US, UK and Europe) in a variety of literary media. A book of Ivan Jenson's poetry was recently published by Hen House Press titled Media Child and Other Poems, which can be acquired on AmazonTwo new novels by Ivan Jenson entitled, Marketing Mia and Erotic Rights will be published hardcover and will be available for purchase at bookstores worldwide.  Ivan Jenson's website is:

The Artist: Luka Fisher is a Los Angeles based painter known for his frequent collaborations, mixed media projects, and work with musicians. He has designed forthcoming releases for LA based bands Feral Kizzy and Death Hymn Number 9. His work was also featured in Feral Kizzy's latest music "22 A Month" which you can view here--- He has also collaborated with a wide range of artists, writers and photographers including---Dash Hobbeheydar, Brian Pulido, Brenda Carsey, and Tate Hemlock. His work has been shown in Los Angeles, Detroit, Phoenix and is held in private collections in the United States and Russia.