Oz woman puts struggling poet husband up for sale on eBay!By ANI
Saturday, April 24, 2010
MELBOURNE - It has emerged that an Ivanhoe woman has put her struggling poet husband “up for sale” on eBay.
Sonya Semmens decided to offer up the chance to become patron for her husband, Cameron, 35, to give him much-needed financial support after son Spencer’s birth.
For 25,000 dollars, the buyer will get one year’s patronage of Semmens, a book of poetry dedicated to him or her, a complete set of Semmens’ catalogue of works and acknowledgement of their support at performances.
“Cameron Semmens, Ivanhoe performance poet who has dedicated his life to the wit and wisdom of well-crafted words, and brought meaningful entertainment and thoughtful inspiration to thousands of Australians for more than 20 years,” the eBay product description read.
“For the right patron, he’s a good investment,” the Herald Sun quoted Sonya as saying.
“Without patronage there would have been no Beethoven, no Michelangelo, no Shakespeare,” she stated.
On Semmens’ website, he sums up the pleasures and sorrows of his art/poetry life, quoting English poet Robert Graves.
“There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money either,” he wrote. (ANI)