Josef Bastian is Midwest author and poet whose sense of humor, depth of spirit and reflective imagination resonate within his poetry and prose. Josef currently has more than a dozen books in print that focus on the power of storytelling for people of all ages.
His current projects include the Nain Rouge Trilogy – A Crimson Three, that resurrects a 300-year folk legend from Detroit. Josef has also launched Folkteller Publishing, a storytelling company that targets regional folk tales and legends from around the world.
Folkteller’s goal is to create a new entertainment universe that lifts these global stories out of obscurity and into our culture, meant for a modern audience. This new genre combines literature, visual media and entertainment into a universe Bastian has dubbed “Cryptofolk” or “hidden stories.”