Matthew Paris’s latest book of poems, “A Confrontation of Souls & Words,” is a testament to his remarkable ability to capture the complexity of human emotions. His work draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including literature, music, and art, and his words resonate with readers on a deep level.
In this interview with CarryOnHarry, Paris will discuss his creative process and the emotional themes behind his work. He believes that writing is a tool for self-discovery and personal growth, and his work is not just about entertaining readers, but about inspiring them to look inward and connect with their deepest emotions. Paris’s approach to writing is refreshing and inspiring, and his words are an inspiration to us all.
About You and Your background ?
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Growing up, writing was something I never really thought about. As I got older, I discovered I was pretty good at it. I grew up playing sports, but my favorite subject in school was English Literature. It was my sophomore year of high school and my English teacher told me I was doing really well in the class. I didn’t get serious about it until college.
I attended Texas Tech University where I majored in English Literature. There I really learned about the form and storytelling. After I graduated, I began coaching youth athletes and started writing screenplays. I’ve written three short films at the time. The first one, “Crisis” won many accolades and was sold for television distribution. It played on AT&T U-VERSE and DirecTV. It played in the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
The second short film I wrote and directed was “The Last Catch.” It also won many accolades including the Silver Remi Award from Worldfest-Houston, and the California Film Award for best produced screenplay. The film was sold for television distribution and shown in the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
My first book was “Preparing Athletes For The Future” and is available on Amazon and other retailers worldwide. My latest book is my book of poems. “A Confrontation of Souls & Words” available worldwide on Amazon and Barnes & Noble online.
Title Of Your New Release
How much does your life reflects in your poetry ?
Some of my poems are very abstract, but I’ll pull from past events from my life. How it affected me. Through poems I like to give my thoughts of what’s around me, but maybe something I’ve learned from someone or just observed.
What is the central Emotional theme of your poetry book ?
Time and the earth. What kind of emotions are we feeling? How does it affect us in life.
Any personal expressions of life behind the book ? Someone/Something that inspired
I’m inspired by a lot of things in life. I wanted to talk about the emotions that we all feel and how do we deal with obstacles in our everyday life. I pull inspiration from a lot of different directions. If you look closely inspiration is everywhere.
Have you already started working on next book ? What is on your mind for it ?
I have started working on my next book. It deals with everyday life and how do we overcome obstacles and problems we face. It could be problems at work, in the family, or just everyday life. The important aspect is that you move forward.
Some Bits from book chapter you would like to share as curtain raiser for reader to know about what they are going to get from it ?
The first poem is about life and how do we find our love in life. Maybe are significant other is closer than you think.
How did you hear about CarryOnHarry ? Any message for Studio ?
Through research and Google. You guys do a great job and it’s a fun and informational website.
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