Punk Matters is a collection of interviews with punk artists and activists, conducted between 2011 and 2017, with a lengthy introduction outlining the genesis and politics of punk. Interviewees include big names such as Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra, Ray Cappo, and Henry Rollins, whose bands (respectively, Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, Youth of Today, and Black Flag) are among the most influential groups in punk history. Members of other wellknown punk rock and harcore bands, such as Propagandhi, Paint It Black, Good Riddance, Trial, Catharsis, and Fall of Efrafa also share their thoughts on a variety of topics. Gerfired Ambrosh is the author of The Poetry of Punk: The Meaning Behind Punk Rock and Hardcore Lyrics and several academic papers on punk. As a touring musician, he has intimate knowledge of the goings-on in international punk communities.