THE PARAGON JOURNAL BLOG 

March 4, 2018

Let’s just jump right in and start talking about Rupi Kaur. Kaur is the author of two books called Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers. I remember seeing a picture of a page from milk and honey of Tumblr and being like “I need this book in my life right now.” I...

March 4, 2018

While I’ve written a fair amount of poetry myself, I have to admit that I don’t actually read it that often. Figuring out my favorite poet or poem, then, was a difficult task, and I ended up having to go all the way back to what high school Sam would have thought. The...

February 26, 2018

On February 21st, Sheryl St. Germain came to Penn State Harrisburg to promote and read sections of her new book The Small Door of Your Death. This book is very dark and emotional because it expresses the feelings of a mother whose son overdosed on heroin and ultimately...

February 25, 2018

I raed it seomwhree taht if you keep the fisrt and lsat lteter of a word and mvoe arunod the lteters in the isndie you can siltl raed it. (Fun fact: that not only was really hard to write like that but for the shorter words my computer would fix it, so I would have to...

February 25, 2018

Over the past decade, our society’s ideas of what constitutes being ‘literate’ have been in a state of flux. The popularity of the internet continues to grow exponentially and our means of entertaining ourselves evolve alongside it. Physical books and print media becom...

February 18, 2018

                Type the word novel. Look at the first five links. On every page that comes up from those links you will find The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I think I’m allowed to say that if you haven’t heard of this book you have been 1) living under a rock...

February 18, 2018

A few years ago, my best friend gifted me a collection of short stories written by Tim Pratt. The cover featured a small child, blonde, standing atop a pile of mechanical parts and reaching out toward a balloon. I didn’t think much of the gift at the time. I was gratef...

February 15, 2018

John Mayer may not be that cool of a guy, but he got one thing right. In the realm of visual art, the human body is a wonderland. More and more often in contemporary art, we are seeing pieces which use the body in some way – whether as part of the piece itself or as a...

February 15, 2018

                 Visual art has taken over the whole word from advertisements to museums. Art is everywhere in all different types of form. When I have to think of a visual artist that I like I think of the famous artist Banksy. Banksy is very different from other arti...

February 5, 2018

                  Why write fantasy when things going on in the world are scarier and more insane than anything of your imagination? Nonfiction is common but needs to be credible. You can’t say that something is nonfiction if you tell the truth but add a little more “e...

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