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Poetic Song Verse – Blues-Based Popular Music and Poetry - University Press of Mississippi
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Poetic Song Verse: Blues-Based Popular Music and Poetry

Mike Mattison and Ernest Suarez


This unique and accessibly written study discusses the relationship between the blues, rock, folk, jazz, and poetry in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, but it is anchored in the 1960s, when a concentration of artists transformed modes of popular music from entertainment to art-that-entertains. The authors (a professional musician and a literary historian) synthesize a wide range of writing about music—biographies, histories, articles in popular magazines, personal reminiscences, and a selective smattering of academic studies—and examine the development of a relatively new literary gen ... More

Keywords: Song verse, Blues, Rock, Poetry, Dylan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781496837271
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2022 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496837271.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mike Mattison, author

Ernest Suarez, author
Catholic University of America