Man on Knees


Can’t recall when the conceit of breaking through barriers into a different & more colorful world occurred to me, but it did. In the film, being here at home represents suburbanite stasis. It represents being stuck in one place: trapped. Like Dorothy in Oz, everything goes full color as we burst into an entirely different world: a world of broad horizons and open vistas as represented by the Mojave Desert.
—Lance Jencks

Lance Jencks has been writing poetry for fifty years. In the 1970s he earned an MFA in Playwriting and a PhD in Contemporary Theatre. In the 1980s he published his verse-based roman á clef, "The Wisdom of Southern California," then toured that region with a one-man show of the same name. Lance has been an advertising copywriter, a stock-and-bond broker, and the guy who hooks your car to the chain at the car wash. He lives today in Newport Beach, California, where he was recently featured in the epic bodysurfing movie "Dirty Old Wedge" on Amazon.