October 15, 2018

To kick things off: What inspires you?

Disassembled or abandoned things. I have to confess that blank pages,
or total freedom, never really excite me. I rarely sit down to create
in a vacuum. Instead, I like to start with something forlorn,
something already in proces...

October 15, 2018

Meagan: The first question: What inspires you?

Jamie: Oh gosh. I mean different things inspire me to do different things, I mean. You know, students do, I know that’s a cliché answer, but it’s really, talking to people who are younger than you, who are brighter than you...

September 27, 2018

Dee Matthews is a poet and creative writing professor at Bryn Mawr College. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2015, among other publications, and she won the 2016 Yale Younger Poet award.

Meagan: So, the first question is: what inspires you?

Dee: Oh, everyt...

September 27, 2018

To kick things off: what inspires you?

Sadly, I have never been one of those writers who experiences inspiration as if it were some kind of divine gift (or even fortunate happenstance). Attention is my version of inspiration. It takes work to translate attention into...

November 15, 2017

The Paragon Journal has begun a new project that we think everyone will enjoy! We want to figure out what inspires academics to continue pursuing their passions. We would also like to know how they found these passions. We cordially invite you to follow us on this ride...

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