I thought at the time that this was a great example of 'guerilla' poetry, i.e distributing poetry in places where it's least expected. It's great to hear that the Bored Baker's occasional haiku have now been developed into a full-length collections.
However it's a shame to hear that the Q&A is a let-down. I once received along with a collection I was due to review, a 5 page interview with the author. Contextualizing a book so heavily shows a lack of faith in the writing and its ability to be understood: let it speak for itself!
After staunchly defending his identify, our Baker finally reveals himself in an interview dripping with sarcasm at the back of the collection. While providing some welcome information on who he is, the many pages dedicated to the writer’s thoughts and opinions feel somewhat self-involved and seem to let the collection down – the lengthly Q&A largely serves to pull the reader away from the haiku and place too much attention on views of the author himself, instead of his content. All in all, an amusing, subversive and occasionally poignant take on modern day life in the retail industry.