Joseph Paris is an American academic and writer. He has lived most of his life in Chicago, IL. 'Joseph Paris' is the pen name of Joseph Picchi. He graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL with a degree in Medieval Philosophy, summa cum laude, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society in 1984. He is the author of 'Dream Street American,' Alphabeta Press, Chicago, IL 1987. :
"I must leave the fair, father, do not despair. I must leave the brass hearts buried there. I will make my departure in Eternity's Corvette, and light my cheroot off the blazing sunset." (Excerpt from 'Dream Street American.')
Mr. Paris is the author of a self-published illustrated children's book of verse, 'The Fox and the Weasel' and another work for children entitled, 'Thesaurus the Dinosaur.'
Mr. Paris studied under the eminent scholars Paul Ricoeur, William A. Earle, linguist Michael J.Hyde, and American philosopher and editor James M. Edie while at Northwestern University. His primary fields of study were Contemporary Existentialism and Phenomenology. Mr. Paris was instrumental in the period between 1982 and 1986 in the development of the Chicago Poetry Slam along with Marc Smith, Chester Clayton Long, Mary S. Barnidge of the Chicago Reader, and others at the Green Mill Club. He has remained a mainstay presence in the Chicago performance art scene.
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Paris, Joseph. 'Dream Street American'. Chicago: Alphabeta Press, 1987.
"Life As a Series of Deep Sighs," "They Shall Look Upon Him That They Pierced." Hereditas Catholic Literary Magazine, April 2, 2005, Publisher: Linda Robinson.
"The Struggles of the American Writer," Joseph Paris, Storytellersfilms.com, Leszek Drozd and Phil Hall, 2009.
Paris, Joseph. "Balladeer of Moons by Joseph Paris", Poetrypoem.com/thomascarew. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
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