Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs

Author(s): Erik Didriksen


The Bard meets the Backstreet Boys in "Pop Sonnets," a collection of 100 classic pop songs reimagined as Shakespearean sonnets. All of your favorite artists are represented in these pages from Bon Jovi and Green Day to Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, and beyond. Already a smash sensation on the Internet the Tumblr page has 20,000+ followers "Pop Sonnets" has been featured by the A.V. Club, BuzzFeed, and "Vanity Fair, " among many others. More than half of these pop sonnets are exclusive to this collection and have neverbeen published in any form."


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"Ingenious is the key word here."" Free Lance-Star" To put it mildly, this is a terrific feat of will and intellect. Pop Matters [T]his is a terrific feat of will and intellect. PopMatters This is a must-have for literary buffs and music fans alike. Paste magazine One of the very best collections of pop songs written in the style of William Shakespeare that I've read so far this year! Weird Al Yankovic "Pop Sonnets" is one of the absolute best of the disreputable breed of impulse-buy humor books. Didriksen brings an authentic dedication to craft and a lively sense of humor to this highly specific project. " NPR" ...smart and funny...Any reader who is intrigued by this concept will enjoy its fantastically skilled execution. "Library Journal" This book is made for drinking games or could moonlight as apub quiz helper, and a well-loved teaching resource. "Monsters & Critics""

Erik Didriksen is a software engineer, musician, sonneteer, and trivia enthusiast. He lives in Astoria, New York.

General Fields

  • : 9781594748288
  • : Quirk Books
  • : Quirk Books
  • : October 2015
  • : 188mm X 142mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Erik Didriksen
  • : Hardback
  • : 808.819
  • : 128
  • : illustrations