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 410 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.


  • 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
  • Drunk Poetry

    By tauurs
    Like how simple it was. Easy to connect with
  • Encouraging

    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!
  • <3

    By valubdm
    loved it! thank you for writing this masterpiece & i hope you continue! :)
  • I enjoyed it

    By ndarlinggg
    It was short and sweet and made me laugh 😊
  • Amazing

    By Black Feelings
    This is amazing. You are drunk yet it shows you so clearly. Thee author wrote some amazing things in this book. The poems are just more thoughts that have way more meaning than most books.