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 478 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.


  • Amazing book

    By _arielp_
    This book shows a lot of examples of living in the moment and knowing what is real it also shows how everything is art and art is beautiful
  • Thumbs upppp great job

    By J buggie
    I’m no poetry critic but to me this is an amazing work, only wish there was a link to your Facebook profile, I would really love to follow up with you and your upcoming projects. Once again this is great work
  • Salute’

    By Aneat1
    Well done! Thoroughly enjoyed every word! Each and every random thought! I am somewhat shall we say on in years and have been writing the same 4 books that have yet to be published. One is my autobiography. Quite a humdinger that one is! I am well educated but that doesn’t necessarily mean common sense. In life or love or my love life ha! I ramble. ... I digress. For that matter the point of this note is to let you know that you have inspired me young man. I think you are a young man. I don’t remember. My memory is gone. You’ll have to buy the book to see why. I need more than that 5 bucks that you bought your beer with as my palate is a bit more refined. I jest. I do hope that this note finds you well and blessed. My regards.
  • Even though it’s 16 pages it was Amazing

    By @_kat
    I liked how this person created this poem it was inspiring in a way, as the poem creates a new perspective. But I wish that this book had more pages to be provided because if it did I would like to read more.
  • 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

    By Miacyelaa
    I enjoyed reading this very much. Can’t wait to read more from you.
  • For real.

    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.
  • Music

    By Blindberg
    please write more I love music
  • Amazing

    By emy10928
    I got really into this out of no where and I just can’t wait to see what else this amazing author is going to come up with.
  • Thoughts

    By 3th3r3al
    Very inspiring! Creates a new type of self love and value