Carl Stymiest, (nom-de-plume Karl Joseph) was born June 2, 1943 in Chatham (Miramichi) New Brunswick, Canada. He co-authored and published with the late James A. Fraser Loggieville... on the Miramichi (Miramichi Press), Chatham (Miramichi) New Brunswick in 1964 (second printing in 1965)
Carl graduated from Teacher's College, Fredericton, NB, in 1965 and taught in Chatham for two years. He then moved to Toronto, where he taught for one year before marriage, and he settled in Vancouver. Carl received his B.Ed. (1974) and his M. EnEd. (1994) at the University of British Columbia. After 31 years of teaching and writing, Carl chose early retirement and entered into partnership of a mens wear business, The Windsor Knot Clothing Co., Inc.
During his varied teaching career, Carl managed to author no less than 14 published titles in B.C. He also has been published by the National Library of Poetry in Canada and the International Society of Poetry in the United States in two anthologies: Sands of Time (1997) and The Sounds of Silence (1998).
In 1997, 1998 and 2000, he consecutively was awarded the Editor's Choice Award for Excellence in Poetry. He was appointed a Distinguished Member in the International Society of Poets in 1997. Further publications may be found in anthologies released in 1999 and 2000, including Tides of Memory (Spring 2000); America at the Millennium: Best Poems and Poets of the 20th Century (Spring 1999); The Consuming Flame (June 2000); Colors of the Past (July 2000); Shades of Gray (July 2000); From the Mountaintop (August 2000); Time After Time (October 2000); Visions (as Karl Joseph), a contemporary audio-tape poet series, published by the International Society of Poetry in October 2000; and Awakening to Sunshine (Fall 2000).
In 1999, Carl was published in two National Canadian poetry anthologies: A Cherished Moment and Beneath the Winter Sky. He is currently completing his own anthology of poetry to be published soon; as well as this latest edition of the history of the Stymiest family. Carl attributes his 40-year interest in genealogy to his father, Carlyle (Bud) William Stymiest; his uncle, Donald Garfield Stymiest; and their cousin, Eldon James Stymiest.