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
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.