Well, not quite, but after much faffing about with couriers, jiffy bags and a new set of kitchen scales that look misleadingly like an iPad, I have now officially set up shop. My book and CD are available in various combinations (book, CD, book & CD) at my bandcamp page.
I’m very happy with both, and think they represent fairly good value for money, even though I am still quite uncomfortable with the whole exchanging poetry for cash thing. If we lived in a world where people were happy to exchange food (and clothing, shelter, inner tubes and macbooks) for left-leaning, self-righteous doggerel performed by bearded thirty year-olds then I wouldn’t have to suffer that discomfort, but we don’t. And maybe that’s not such a bad thing.
Anyway, I hope a) you’re richer than me and can afford frivolous things like books and CDs and b) you decide to part with some of your hard-earneds to receive the fruits of my faffing and c) if you answered yes to a) & b) that you enjoy it/them and share your enjoyment with me and the rest of the world. Meanwhile I’d better get on with writing some new poems while I sit and wait for the orders to flood in… Or not.