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.


  • Good work

    By bbygiirlll
    I think you should think more highly of yourself. The generation you come from is made on what you make it. You’re much greater than you make yourself appear if you believe in yourself.
  • Thank You

    By Traebanks11
    I agree with you kind drunken human at a bar. You should always say thank you to art, because otherwise people start to feel useless, unheard, unappreciated. Your short book of poems just wasn’t enough! Thank you for sharing your work with all of us.
  • Art

    By Calista K
    I liked you point of view on or own old works of art. They way you compared criticizing our old pieces to criticizing ourselves was really creative.
  • A fun read

    By Hendo1822
    Nothing too deep or trying but a good way to kill 10 or 15 min
  • 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!