I have been instructed by my publisher to advertise the book in which my poem appears.
Sorry, I can’t stop laughing at the idea that I have a publisher, even though it is technically true and he did email me to say this. Never mind that it was a generic email sent to all the authors; that he had no idea of the identity of the random stranger who thanked him at the book’s launch for including the poem; or the fact that no money will make its way into my hands – in poetry, you’re lucky if the publisher covers the costs; it’s done for love, not dosh. And never mind that my publisher wanted to charge me £9.99 on the night to buy another copy but you, you lucky poet-lover you, can get it on Amazon for the bargain price of just £7.72. Click on the image and it will take you right to it. All major credit cards accepted. Our operators are standing by, just waiting for your call.
Or you can click here and read the poem for nothing. To be fair, there are lots of good poems in the book and it’s an enjoyable read, so I recommend it if you are that way inclined.
Excuse me while I take a shower.