Billy Corgan Featured Poet: Four poems online by Billy Corgan from Blinking With Fists, Around the Maypole, The River Runs Foul, Blinking With Fists (and other. As lyric poems, however, without the support of a band, it’s just totally high school , totally amateur, totally naive, and not in the good way. Blinking with Fists. dum dum dum mmmbbbbbbbbbb!!! hello friends, neighbors, lovers, poets to be, cloaked agents of nothing, and sinners all, .

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Billy’s incredibly gifted, but without the music to back them up, the words in these poems more often than not don’t manage to stand on their own. I am as disappointed as everyone else.

Everyone has a good side and an evil side. He’s a complete ass but the boy can write. Home All editions This editionEnglish, Book edition: I am still a huge fan of the man and his music.

Blinking with Fists

Outside of about two pieces, Corgan seems So, let me start by saying that I am b,inking huge Smashing Pumpkins nerd. Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk is a near-perfect success both as a grand statement of solidarity and as a gorgeously wrought, long-overdue story of black life and black love. It challenged me on my previous thoug More widely known as the singer from The Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan’s Blinking with Fists proves that his talent is not restricted to performance in vocals.


The 60 Best Songs of Music seems to gush out of these glimpses of the band’s famous song catalogue, full of familiarity and dissonance all at once.

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In a ckrgan everything blinkimg to be tight because of brevity, and the weak parts really drag down the rest of the poem, over and over again. Open to the public. And generally I think the answer is quite well. Log in No account? I’m left wondering what he could do with the prose form Jul 31, Melanie rated it it was ok. When I heard he was working on a book of poetry, sure, I had a stiffy.

I’m slightly blniking, in that I love the smashing pumpkins. The only musician I can read is David Berman of Silver Jews perhaps it helps that I know nothing of his musicwho has a book called Actual Air which does much more tists survive the pressure of the page — by and large, that book makes me feel like I’m on a playground that counts. This isn’t to denounce writers having something in common with readers, or to value seasoned writers over the green ones, but my patience grows thin when a famous musician gets published by a major press, in hardcover no less, while I know at least a dozen unknown poets who are an eternity more informed and creative.


This book is a collection of those. Jan 21, Laurel added it.

Blinking with Fists: Poems by Billy Corgan

There are some fantastic moments in these guys’ poems, but that’s about all. Long admired for his evocative songwriting, Corgan embarks on a deeper exploration of literary terrain as a poet. Poems by Billy Corgan.

Today I found out this livejournal site I love good lyrics and his are always enjoyable to read without the music playing behind you. I mean, they are and they aren’t. I didn’t believe my eyes by reading your journal Full of “the regretful melancholy of his music [and] the rhythmic, angular wordplay of his best Pumpkins lyrics” Jeff Vrabel, Chicago Sun-Timesthe poems in this collection form an imagistic journey through the intensely personal as Corgan throws into sharp relief issues of love, vorgan, identity, and loyalty.

It still entertained me, I just thought it would be much more than it is.