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Biography of Joseph Mayo Wristen

Joseph Mayo Wristen

Joseph Mayo Wristen (1951 - Present)

Joseph was born in Toppenish Washington and has lived in the Northwest off and on for most of his life. At the age of seventeen, Joseph had hitched hiked throughout the NW and California, and until the age of twenty six he spent most of his time traveling Europe and North America.

During this period of his life he worked many odd jobs, where he meet many interesting people. Joseph attended classes at a variety of schools; Fairhaven in Bellingham WA., Madison Film School in WI., Evergreen College in Olympia WA. and others.

His first full time job was selling encyclopedias and children's books. Since then he has worked for a number of companies in the solar energy industry, recreation properties sales, the telecommunications industry, the security software industry,and as a Real-Estate Agent.

Until just a few years ago no one other than his closest friends and family had seen his work. At his youngest daughter's request he decided to publish three books; one for each of his children. Just A Dancing Bear Looking For A Star, Dead Dreams, and The Code.

Joseph has just completed Painting with Words, his fourth book of free verse, which features his work The Wall.

Joseph presently lives in Southern California with his wife, Michele, and their six children. He is currently working on his newest collection of poetry, there is a dead man living in the kitchen which will include his third play ‘The Meeting”.

Works from each of his first four books are posted on the American Poems website.

If you wish to contact Joseph his email address is josephwristen@hotmail.com



23 Poems written by Joseph Mayo Wristen

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Page ViewsPoemComments
11265 Thinking of You Comments and analysis of Thinking of You by Joseph Mayo Wristen 20 Comments
6957 Falling Water
6631 a birds song heard in a dream Comments and analysis of a birds song heard in a dream by Joseph Mayo Wristen 28 Comments
6518 magic to change the world Comments and analysis of magic to change the world by Joseph Mayo Wristen 16 Comments
5920 Valentine Comments and analysis of Valentine by Joseph Mayo Wristen 16 Comments
5867 From the Rooms of the Prom Queen
5733 Old Man Rocking In the Chair Comments and analysis of Old Man Rocking In the Chair by Joseph Mayo Wristen 5 Comments
5334 Orange Water, Poem in Letter C.
5296 Earth Water Air and Fire my beliefs and an Incantation Comments and analysis of Earth Water Air and Fire my beliefs and an Incantation by Joseph Mayo Wristen 2 Comments
5240 my pledge to you
4777 Abstract People in Pink Castles Comments and analysis of Abstract People in Pink Castles by Joseph Mayo Wristen 1 Comment
4546 An Epithet for the Dead Poet Comments and analysis of An Epithet for the Dead Poet by Joseph Mayo Wristen 3 Comments
4148 The Teacher Speaks to a Crowd in New Jersey
4026 Child of Jesus Comments and analysis of Child of Jesus by Joseph Mayo Wristen 3 Comments
3529 books written on the road
3055 A Spirit Shows me the Year 2332 Comments and analysis of A Spirit Shows me the Year 2332 by Joseph Mayo Wristen 11 Comments
3051 In the Garden of Inquientantes
3044 Studio Composition
773 an Angel from Heaven Came to Earth Comments and analysis of an Angel from Heaven Came to Earth by Joseph Mayo Wristen 2 Comments
289 Voices in the Night Comments and analysis of Voices in the Night by Joseph Mayo Wristen 4 Comments
141 Ghost Shadow Comments and analysis of Ghost Shadow by Joseph Mayo Wristen 2 Comments
62 i waited and watched Comments and analysis of i waited and watched by Joseph Mayo Wristen 2 Comments
7 Monastery of the Rose


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