Joseph Mayo Wristen was born in Toppenish, Washington and has lived in the
Northwest off and on for most of his life. At an early age, Joseph began hitchhiking throughout the Northwest, California, back and forth across North America, and throughout Europe, until the age of twenty six.
Joseph has been writing poetry for over thirty years, until just a few years ago no one other than his closest friends and family had seen his work. He has three books,
and two books-on-tape. Two of these books, Just A Dancing Bear Looking For A Star, and Dead Dreams, are being distributed nationally by American Literary Press. His third book, Painting With Words, the code, and his
two books-on-tape, are self-published.
Joseph is presently living in Southern California. If you would like to find out more about him, have him read his poetry in your city, or if you would like to purchase one of his books, you can contact him at: