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By: Martin Bidney
Narrated by: Martin Bidney
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Here is one of the bravest presentations you’ve ever seen - time traveling poet Martin Bidney interviews William Shakespeare, the greatest writer ever, who wrote 154 love poems, 14-line “sonnets”, published in 1609. Bidney responds today with 154 replies in the Shakespearean sonnet form. It’s a talk show interview on facing pages. Will (as he calls himself) is hugely entertaining. What’s more - a well-kept secret in our high schools - Will’s imagination is bisexual, and most of the love life described here is intensely homoerotic.

This audiobook will expand your sexual imagination - that is guaranteed. The 308 poems are all wonderfully listenable. Bidney has published 29 books of verse, and many are books of verse interviews! It’s a new kind of writing he has invented. That’s where the bravery comes in: Martin Bidney is inviting you, please, to compare him with Will 154 times, as an enjoyable poet with absorbing things to say - or rather, sing. The musical replies he writes offer plenty of comparative context from cultures old and new and surprising psychological insight. The first 39 dialogues are all about Will’s boyfriend, and when a woman appears in #40, Will falls in love, only to discover the boyfriend’s also in love with her, and knows her well....

©2016 Martin Bidney (P)2020 Martin Bidney

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