JOHN TOTTENHAM: ANTIEPITHALAMIA & OTHER POEMS OF REGRET AND RESENTMENT

By Edward S. Robinson

As the sparsely-texted rear cover of John Tottenham’s collection of poetry helpfully informs the reader, an epithalamium (n., pl -miums or -mia) is ‘a song or poem in honour of a bride and bridegroom.’ And so from the every outset, the collection’s theme is clear, and establishes itself in a position of antithesis.

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