Archive for ‘Hate Poems’

April 8, 2019

‘Sing Of Human Unsuccess’

LA Review of Books article by Anthony Mostrom:

https://www.lareviewofbooks.org/article/sing-human-unsuccess-rapture-distress-tragicomic-poetry-john-tottenham/

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March 23, 2019

Where the Epicurean meets the Futilitarian

Book Soup. March 27th. 7pm.

February 20, 2019

Dangerous Minds Valentine’s Day

https://dangerousminds.net/comments/this_valentines_day_tell_them_you_hate_them_with_the_hate_poems

February 12, 2019

Beauty and Happiness

Beauty depresses me,
knowing that it’s temporary.
Positivity requires too much energy.
And even if I were happy,
I wouldn’t admit it,
for that would be an insult
to those who are not,
and those who pretend to be.

December 9, 2018

An Act of Great Treachery and Narcissism

Where egotism and self-loathing meet, where urgency merges with futility. Let me grace you with my absence…

November 15, 2018

Share the Selfishness

Available elsewhere, and from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Hate-Poems-John-Tottenham/dp/1878923293/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542304597&sr=8-1&keywords=the+hate+poems&dpID=41FfGSl2GOL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

“In elegantly-wrought laments of self-loathing and mean-spirited love poems, the author finds that he has more to say on already exhausted subjects, and gives voice to the kind of thoughts most people prefer not to express but will nevertheless automatically relate to and be entertained by. Tottenham has staked out a singular terrain where egotism and self-loathing meet, where futility merges with urgency, and beauty is created out of bitterness. If nothing else, he furnishes proof that a poet maudit can still, if not thrive, at least survive, alive and unwell, in this benighted age.”
from the introduction, by Louis Pipe