I Got Drunk and then Poetry by Mark Petersen

I Got Drunk and then Poetry

By Mark Petersen

  • Release Date: 2013-02-10
  • Genre: Poetry
Score: 4
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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.


  • Worth the download!

    By LeahaMaria
    Very good poetry, I really enjoyed the poem about love for your own artwork. Hope to read more!
  • Nice work

    By Twerson
    I enjoyed it, my favorite one is Epiphany
  • Best way to describe my art.

    By pdrzv
    I wish this would've been longer. Best one yet to read more. Best way to describe a generation of your own. After all love yourself before anyone else will make you see love in such a different way. ❤️
  • I loved it

    By Naya !
    I actually loved this. I love the fact that it was simple yet riveting to read.
  • I enjoyed it

    By Kebeee
    Wish there was more..
  • Just a word

    By Jennifer R Grisham
    This poetry collection was such a fun read!
  • Meh

    By The Dark Abyss
    Not too inspiring or even thought provoking. Just ramblings of a drunk, I suppose. I know a lot of people, mostly addicts, who fancy their creativity is magically enhanced while intoxicated but usually the opposite is true. I'm not intending to sound judgey, or to diss his expression of art, but perhaps the authors writing would be better if he were sober? I dare say so.
  • Extraordinary

    By Ksjdkwbwjbdosjwowh
    You would think that an intoxicated person would write a lot of random thoughts that are incoherent and unnecessary, but this disproves that. Some parts of this book really make you think about how art should be shared and created more often. I've really enjoyed this book.
  • 💗 A few quirky musings 💗

    By MelMeredith
    I love the quirkiness of this. I'm working on writing some poetry myself and needed a mind reset to get started! Great work friend!
  • Makes me feel encouraged

    By XxonehellofabutlerxX
    Let's face it, we are our own harshest critics--I am very guilty of that. And sometimes it helps to have a little bit of a reminder that it's best to give yourself more credit. If drunken poetry is what it takes, then so be it! Amazing and can't wait to read more!