I Got Drunk and then Poetry - Mark Petersen

I Got Drunk and then Poetry

By Mark Petersen

  • Release Date: 2013-02-10
  • Genre: Poetry
Score: 4
From 432 Ratings


These poems were composed while having drinks downtown, enjoying the college-town local nightlife often with a typewriter and sometimes with an ink-pen and a Moleskine notebook. I let myself go, and I wrote a few gems and a whole lot of crap.
I have chosen the gems and applied Hemingway’s advice: “write drunk, edit sober”. My raw poetry was rife with typos and holes and I needed to edit it to make it clear and coherent. But I also didn’t want to overcook it; in my editing I strove to keep each poem faithful to the original so that the emotion and drunkenness would be maintained.


  • It is an amazing work

    By AJ Almanasrah
    Thank you for this piece of ART. I’m an international student and just recently started getting into poetry. I finished reading this book in one set. Enjoyed it so much. Your writing is so inspiring. Keep it UP!
  • Delightful

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    By bn'h
    I understand this on a very personal level. I greatly appreciate the exposure of flaws and 100% honesty and flow of thought because even though we’re imperfect that really is who we all are. The appreciation in this work is something I think everyone should relate to at some time in their life.
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  • Thoughts

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    Very inspiring! Creates a new type of self love and value
  • Drunk Poetry

    By tauurs
    Like how simple it was. Easy to connect with
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    By Mrs. Kolawole
    I am a poet myself , I’ve been having writers block for a while now. This masterpiece opened my mind to new ideas. I will definitely try drunk writing too lol. Nice job!
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    It was short and sweet and made me laugh 😊