I Got Drunk and then Poetry - Mark Petersen

Title: I Got Drunk and then Poetry

Auteur: Mark Petersen

Date de sortie: 2013-02-10 08:00:00

ISBN: 609340481

I Got Drunk and then Poetry - Mark Petersen

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.