Archive for ‘Antiepithalamia’

February 12, 2014

Moved

I Love You

This death, as opposed to my other deaths,
feels dangerously like spring.
A catastrophic waste of time,
but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

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September 21, 2013

Just trying to make a connection…

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“At the end of the day, these few fleeting moments
of glory are one’s only reward.”

Performance video from the La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 8/13.

https://lareviewofbooks.org/interview/john-tottenham-
antiepithalamia-and-other-poems-of-regret-resentment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae2ywWx35ig&feature=player_embedded

August 16, 2013

Fresh Failure

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Just trying to make a connection: http://www.citylightspodcast.com/success-failure-at-the-odd-fellows-hall-with-stewart-home-jarrett-kobek-and-john-tottenham/

 

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May 21, 2013

Perfect Summer Reading

An Acquired Taste that’s for Everybody

These two works of fine poetic literature available from Amazon, among other places:

THE INERTIA VARIATIONS

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The fruit of many fruitless years. 126 eight-line poems on the subject of work-avoidance, failure and indolence:
http://www.amazon.com/Inertia-Variations-Updated-2010/dp/0971997799/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369175413&sr=1-1&keywords=inertia+variations

ANTIEPITHALAMIA & OTHER POEMS OF REGRET AND RESENTMENT

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A sequence of mean-spirited love poems with particular respect paid to the institution of marriage. Dispiriting observations, felicitously expressed. A tonic to those of us who are not blissfully content in work and love.
http://www.amazon.com/Antiepithalamia-Regret-Resentment-Success-Failure/dp/0985508523/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369176426&sr=1-1&keywords=antiepithalamia


February 22, 2013

An excellent opportunity to ignore me

Appearing with Stewart Home and Jarett Kobek:
Odd Fellows Hall, 26 Seventh street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Thurs Feb 28th. 7pm
Human Resources Gallery, 410 Cottage Home street, LA CA 90012. Sun March 3rd. 7.30pm

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February 19, 2013

Antiepithalamia III

sobering

A sudden deadness
accompanies satisfaction,
and nothing else
satisfies.

 

 

February 14, 2013

A Lover’s Plea

Two people with a stick

I want you to want to give me pleasure.
I want you to be satisfied by my satisfaction.
I am excited by the thought of your being excited by me.
Please understand that these feelings you inspire in me
are a tribute to your qualities.

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February 14, 2013

Disambiguation

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Maybe it should be accepted, even if it is unwanted.
After all, it is a gift, wrapped in expectation
and filled with hopelessness: a delicately dull grind.
Just give up, let go,
let the low hanging fruit die on the vine.

February 4, 2013

Redemptive Half Measures

 

Redemptive

I always assume that people I admire are single
and experience a sinking sensation
when I learn they are not. They drop
in my estimation – for what that’s worth -
from wishful thinking to cold hard earth.

 

 

January 31, 2013

Antiepithalamia Valentine’s Offensive

If you feel like dragging your ass across town on a Monday evening to listen to a splenetic misogamist repeat himself, this might just be the place. Come one, come all…

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