Sonya Semmens auctioned her husband, Cameron, in an attempt to improve his financial situation, which had taken a punge after their son Spencer's birth.
The buyer will win 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, for 25,000 dollars.
"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.
In his website, Semmens sums up his passion for art/poetry life by citing the English poet Robert Graves.
"There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money either," he wrote.