By:Unknown  Louis Jenkins
Football poem <ul><li>I take the snap from the center, fake to the right, fade back... </li></ul><ul><li>I've got protecti...
Why I  picked Mr.Jenkins <ul><li>I picked him because when I was looking for someone I saw a football pome so I picked him...
BIO <ul><li>LOUIS IS CURENTLY 65 YEARS OLD. </li></ul><ul><li>born October 28, 1942. </li></ul><ul><li>He was born in Enid...
<ul><li>I have come to understand my love for you. I came to you like a man, world-weary, looking for a quiet place. The g...
<ul><li>In the morning people go off to work all wrapped and bundled, through frozen doors, over cracking snow, huffing an...
Awards and quotes <ul><li>He got the best book award in Minnesota. </li></ul><ul><li>“Don’t stop doing what your doing alw...
The End <ul><li>GO VIKINGS </li></ul>
Some Books <ul><li># North of the Cities (Will o' the Wisp Books, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li># Four Places on Lake Superior’s...
 
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  1. 1. By:Unknown Louis Jenkins
  2. 2. Football poem <ul><li>I take the snap from the center, fake to the right, fade back... </li></ul><ul><li>I've got protection. I've got a receiver open downfield... </li></ul><ul><li>What the hell is this? This isn't a football, it's a shoe, a man's </li></ul><ul><li>brown leather oxford. A cousin to a football maybe, the same </li></ul><ul><li>skin, but not the same, a thing made for the earth, not the air. </li></ul><ul><li>I realize that this is a world where anything is possible and I </li></ul><ul><li>understand, also, that one often has to make do with what one </li></ul><ul><li>has. I have eaten pancakes, for instance, with that clear corn </li></ul><ul><li>Syrup on them because there was no maple syrup and they </li></ul><ul><li>weren't very good. Well, anyway, this is different. (My man </li></ul><ul><li>downfield is waving his arms.) One has certain responsibilities, </li></ul><ul><li>one has to make choices. This isn't right and I'm not going </li></ul><ul><li>to throw it. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why I picked Mr.Jenkins <ul><li>I picked him because when I was looking for someone I saw a football pome so I picked him. </li></ul>
  4. 4. BIO <ul><li>LOUIS IS CURENTLY 65 YEARS OLD. </li></ul><ul><li>born October 28, 1942. </li></ul><ul><li>He was born in Enid Oklahoma </li></ul><ul><li>He now lives in Minnesota </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>I have come to understand my love for you. I came to you like a man, world-weary, looking for a quiet place. The gas station and grocery store, the church, the abandoned school, a few old houses, the river with its cool shady spots . . . . good fishing. How I've longed for a place like this! As soon as I got here I knew I'd found it. Tomorrow the set production and camera crews arrive. We can begin filming on Monday: the story of a man looking for a quiet place. </li></ul><ul><li>by Louis Jenkins </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>In the morning people go off to work all wrapped and bundled, through frozen doors, over cracking snow, huffing and puffing, each fueled by some simmering private indignation: low pay, something that was said at coffee break. . . . The sun is far away on the southern horizon, a vague hope, more distant than the Caribbean. Eight below zero at eleven o'clock. The coffee boils and grows bitter. All afternoon the same old thing, knucklebone of mastodon, stews on the stove. The radiator hisses at the long shadows which finally engulf the winter day. Lights come on for a time in the houses and go out one by one. We breathe deeply of the dark, we exhale great plumes and fronds that form on the windows, intricate icy blossoms open around us all night. </li></ul><ul><li>by Louis Jenkins </li></ul>
  7. 7. Awards and quotes <ul><li>He got the best book award in Minnesota. </li></ul><ul><li>“Don’t stop doing what your doing always look up.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. The End <ul><li>GO VIKINGS </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some Books <ul><li># North of the Cities (Will o' the Wisp Books, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li># Four Places on Lake Superior’s North Shore (Red Dragonfly Press, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li># Distance From the Sun (Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li># Sea Smoke (Holy Cow! Press, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li># The Winter Road (Holy Cow! Press, 2000) </li></ul><ul><li># Just Above Water (Holy Cow! Press, 1997) </li></ul><ul><li># Nice Fish: New and Selected Prose Poems (Holy Cow! Press, 1995) </li></ul><ul><li># All Tangled Up With the Living (Nineties Press, 1991) </li></ul><ul><li># An Almost Human Gesture (Eighties Press and Ally Press, 1987) </li></ul><ul><li># The Water's Easy Reach:Prose Poems (White Pine Press, 1985) </li></ul><ul><li># The Well Digger's Wife (Minnesota Writer's Publishing House Booklet No. 2, 1973) </li></ul>

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