Louis Jenkins is the author of five books of poetry, the most recent, Sea Smoke, was published in 2004. Other books are An Almost Human Gesture (Eighties Press and Ally Press, 1987), All Tangled Up With the Living (Nineties Press, 1991), Nice Fish: New and Selected Prose Poems (Holy Cow! Press, 1995), winner of the Minnesota Book Award, Just Above Water (Holy Cow! Press, 1997) and The Winter Road (Holy Cow! Press, 2000).
His poems have been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies. Two of his prose poems were published in The Best American Poetry 1999 (Scribner, 1999).
Louis Jenkins lives in Duluth, Minnesota.