Jim Landwehr

Welcome to the home of Jim Landwehr, author of memoirs, At the Lake, Cretin Boy, The Portland House, Dirty Shirt and poetry books, Written Life, Reciting From Memory, On a Road, Thoughts from a Line at the DMV and Genetically Speaking: Poems on Fatherhood.


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.

Writing Dirty Shirt spurred his lifelong interest in writing and he has since published three other memoirs and five books of poetry. 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 was the 2018/2019 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.