Jim Landwehr

Welcome to the home of Jim Landwehr, author of The Portland House: A 70's Memoir, Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir, Written Life, Reciting From Memory and On a Road.


Jim was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. He loves outdoor sports, including biking, kayaking, canoeing, camping and fishing. It was his love of camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota that led him to write Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir. The book features humorous accounts of trips he took to the area with his brothers, friends and children over the past twenty five years.

Jim has a forthcoming poetry collection titled, Thoughts From A Line At The DMV, that will be released by Kelsay Books in 2019.

He recently released his second memoir, The Portland House: A 70's Memoir, about the house he grew up in with his mother, his five siblings and a litany of stray pets.

Jim also writes poetry and has three other poetry collections, Written Life by eLectio Publishing, Reciting From Memory by Underground Voices and On a Road, by Unsolicited Press.

Jim is married to Donna and has two children. He lives and works in Waukesha, Wisconsin as a Land Information Systems Supervisor for Waukesha County. He is currently serving a term as poet laureate for the Village of Wales, Wisconsin.


Jim is a member of the following literary associations:

More information about his upcoming book release events can be found on his Events page.