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PA-009: JOHN TOTTENHAM | Antiepithalamia & Other Poems of Regret and Resentment 


Squarebound book, 108pp, 8x5.5 inches 
Edition of 1000
ISBN: 9780985508524
Published: October 23, 2012
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Book trailer  - Courtesy of Adam Goldberg
DESCRIPTION
Epithalamium: A song or poem in honor of a bride and bridegroom. 

Antiepithalamia & Other Poems of Regret and Resentment is John Tottenham's second book of poetry, 
a sequence of mean-spirited love poems, paying particular respect to the institution of marriage, and a 
meditation on the subjects of regret and resentment. Morbid, bitter, self-pitying… perhaps, but offered in 
the spirit of giving as a tonic to those who are not blissfully content in love and work, and as a bracing 
antidote to the disease of unconvincing positivity that seems to infect almost every area of contemporary 
culture.



JOHN TOTTENHAM is a British-born writer and artist living in Los Angeles. After graduating from 
London’s worst art school in the mid-’80s, Tottenham moved to the United States, where he has resided 
ever since, mostly toiling upon the lower slopes of journalism. After many years of resistance, he finally 
sold out to the lucrative, fast-paced world of poetry.  

He is the author of The Inertia Variations, an epic poetic cycle on the subjects of work avoidance, failure, 
and indolence. The collection was hailed as “terrific” in the Guardian, “quiescent genius” by Mojo Magazine
and “comedy gold” by 3:AM Magazine. His series of Victorian Choking Paintings and ink works have 
been shown at Las Cienegas Projects and the Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Los Angeles. 






FEATURES
{ } The Huffington Post: "The Magnanimous Misanthropy of Poet John Tottenham." (Feature)

{ } HTMLGiant: "An Interview with John Tottenham." (Interview by Rebekah Weikel)

{ } Los Angeles Review of Books: "The hilarious droll of John Tottenham." (Feature/Video)

{ } Paraphilia Magazine: "Antiepithalamia & Other Poems of Regret and Resentment." (Review)

{ } The Nervous Breakdown: "To Bemoan or not to Bemoan." (Review)

{ } Paris, LA: "Regrets." (Feature)

{ } Pas Un Autre: "Poet John Tottenham by Actor Adam Goldberg." (Feature)