Blues and the Poetic Spirit
Blues and the Poetic Spirit


Paul Garon

Paul Garon has written about the blues for nearly fifty years. A co-founder of Living Blues, he is also the author of The Devil's Son-in-Law: The Story of Peetie Wheatstraw and His Songs, Blues and the Poetic Spirit and What's the Use of Walking if a Freight Train's Going Your Way, as well as a small collection of prose poems, Rana Mozelle.

He and his wife, co-author Beth Garon, own and operate Beasley Books, a used and rare book business in Chicago.


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Memphis Minnie's Blues
Paul Garon, Beth Garon
A vivid portrait of one of the blues' most influential female artists, and the popular poetry of her lyrics.