Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favourite Songs

Erik Didriksen

‘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

‘Ever wonder what Taylor Swift and Beyoncé would sound like in iambic pentameter? We hadn’t either, but now we can’t get enough’ TIME

Amazing’ Buzzfeed

Think modern pop music is missing a little poetry? Prefer rhyme schemes to the club scene? Wait for the volta more often than the drop?

If so, Pop Sonnets is the anthology for you. From ABBA, The Beatles and Michael Jackson to Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift, this witty and wonderful mash-up collection has a sonnet for every pop fan in your life.

Reviews of Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favourite Songs

    • ‘A must-have for literary buffs and music fans alike’ Paste
    • ‘A terrific feat of will and intellect’ PopMatters
    • ‘From the Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way’ to Miley Cyrus’s ‘Party in the USA,’ finally poetry nerds who love pop music have a home’ Spin
    • ‘This book is made for drinking games or could moonlight as a pub quiz helper, and a well-loved teaching resource’ Monsters & Critics