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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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10738 Thinking of You Comments and analysis of Thinking of You by Joseph Mayo Wristen 11 Comments
6548 Falling Water
6076 magic to change the world Comments and analysis of magic to change the world by Joseph Mayo Wristen 10 Comments
6047 a birds song heard in a dream Comments and analysis of a birds song heard in a dream by Joseph Mayo Wristen 19 Comments
5566 From the Rooms of the Prom Queen
5475 Valentine Comments and analysis of Valentine by Joseph Mayo Wristen 12 Comments
5120 Old Man Rocking In the Chair Comments and analysis of Old Man Rocking In the Chair by Joseph Mayo Wristen 5 Comments
5060 Ghost Shadow Comments and analysis of Ghost Shadow by Joseph Mayo Wristen 2 Comments
4955 Orange Water, Poem in Letter C.
4945 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
4796 my pledge to you
4349 Abstract People in Pink Castles Comments and analysis of Abstract People in Pink Castles by Joseph Mayo Wristen 1 Comment
4216 Voices in the Night Comments and analysis of Voices in the Night by Joseph Mayo Wristen 4 Comments
4195 An Epithet for the Dead Poet Comments and analysis of An Epithet for the Dead Poet by Joseph Mayo Wristen 3 Comments
3920 i waited and watched Comments and analysis of i waited and watched by Joseph Mayo Wristen 2 Comments
3741 The Teacher Speaks to a Crowd in New Jersey
3650 Child of Jesus Comments and analysis of Child of Jesus by Joseph Mayo Wristen 3 Comments
3147 books written on the road
2894 Monastery of the Rose
2758 A Spirit Shows me the Year 2332 Comments and analysis of A Spirit Shows me the Year 2332 by Joseph Mayo Wristen 10 Comments
2718 In the Garden of Inquientantes
2528 Studio Composition
276 an Angel from Heaven Came to Earth Comments and analysis of an Angel from Heaven Came to Earth by Joseph Mayo Wristen 2 Comments


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