Jeff Gangwer

Rookie - 209 Points (September 23,1984 / Hood River, Oregon)

Biography of Jeff Gangwer

Jeff Gangwer poet

Jeff Gangwer grew up in Parkdale, Keizer, Woodburn, and Salem, Oregon. He served a fulltime mission in the Philippines from 2003 to 2005. He attended Brigham Young University – Idaho where he majored in English Education and minored in American Government Education. In 2011, he began teaching English Language Arts. He enjoys movies, music, audiobooks, and stand-up comedy. He also enjoys hiking, paintball, road running, shotgun shooting, and tennis. He lives in Utah with his lovely wife, Rebeca.

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A Wrenched Knee

I wrote this in the backyard—
while I rested at the rake
in the warm work clothes of October—
tired and sore
and perhaps
a little
unwilling to accept
my age
or my place—

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