That's Entertainment: Field Notes on Love, Politics, and Movie Musicals

That's Entertainment

by Alan Gann

On the surface, these fun poems explore movie musicals with a dreamy sense of nostalgia for days long gone. Gann offers his sharp wit, and the poems open up beyond a simple yearning for the past to an exploration of contemporary American culture and the contradictions, beauty, and complexity of everyday life. With crafted lines, sharp images, and a strong sense of musicality, these poems are as entertaining as they are insightful. Stroll down memory lane with Gann as these poems reminisce about first love, movie nights, southern life, and even spirituality. In every poem, there's more than meets the eye. Read these poems to be entertained. Savor them for their wisdom.


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About the Author

Alan Gann is a retired electrical engineer in the midst of his second career as a teaching artist-poet. He is the author of one other volume of poetry, Adventures of the Clumsy Juggler (Ink Brush Press, 2014). A longtime member of the Dallas Poets Community, he has helped edit the literary journals, Illya’s Honey and Red River Review. What's left of Alan's time is filled with folk music, bike riding, bird walks, dragonflies, and nature photography.