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In this interview we discuss Poetic Song Verse
, a new book by Mike Mattison and Ernest Suarez.
Mike Mattison is a singer, songwriter, and founding member of Scrapomatic and the Tedeschi Trucks Band with whom he has won two Grammy Awards, eight Blues Music Awards from the Blues Music Foundation, and four Canadian Maple Blues Awards. He graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1991. He tours over 150 days annually and frequently publishes essays and music journalism.
Ernest Suarez is the David M. O’Connell Professor of English at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and executive director of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. He was a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Spain and China and was named the Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year for the District of Columbia. He has published widely on southern literature, poetry, and music.