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, 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.
His second memoir, The Portland House: A 70's Memoir, was released in 2018 and is about the house he grew up in with his mother, his five siblings and a litany of stray pets.
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.