About John Tottenham

After many years of resistance, John Tottenham finally sold out to the lucrative, fast-paced world of poetry. He is the author of The Inertia Variations, an epic cycle on the subject of work-avoidance, indolence and failure.  Antiepithalamia & Other Poems of Regret and Resentment, a sequence of mean-spirited love poems with particular respect paid to the institution of marriage, was published by Penny-Ante Press in October 2012.

A sonic and cinematic interpretation of The Inertia Variations by The The (Matt Johnson) was released in late 2017.

He is also an old-fashioned paint and brushes man, whose paintings and drawings have been exhibited at galleries in Los Angeles and New York. His last solo show was at Maloney Fine Art in July, 2014. A selection of his drawings appeared at Regen Projects, Los Angeles in late 2017.

Tottenham’s final collection of poitry, The Hate Poems, representing the dregs of his output between the years 2012 and 2015, at which point he finally did the right thing and ceased to poeticize, will be published by Amok press in 2018.


14 Responses to “About John Tottenham”

  1. I enjoyed your sense of humor in your bio in Artillery. For some reason, I thought I’d let you know.

  2. I started a motorcycle club recently,we call ourselves the Sons of Apathy.Your words resonated with me,if a motorcycle group can have a Poet Laureate,and why not,then you are ours.

  3. I’ve just discovered you thanks to “no way jose”. Few words in a movie and it was enough; i want to know more about you and your writings. I love to read and when i feel satisfied enough of what i’m doing, i love to write as well. Rarely. But fortunally i have a tough job in a factory already 🙂
    Anyway, i’m looking forward to read your stuff very much.
    It was a very good comedy this one.
    Stefano. Italy

  4. I like your poems. That’s all

  5. I feel like a creep, I’ve looked at everything on the internet about you and your work. And wish there was more. I also wish you read a wider variety of poems, and maybe that there were more interviews or something. Also maybe I have a crush on you. But I hope it goes away!

  6. you should write more stories……………

  7. please make another book!

  8. handsome poet

  9. more like HOTTENHAM amirite ladies?

  10. Just got a nod from terry(?) mentioning you and me in memphis

  11. They read some of your work recently in Italy on the radio:


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