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Blinking with Fists: Poems Paperback – March 21, 2006
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Corgan was known for plumbing the depths of his own feelings in his songs. Now he does the same for his poetry. His poems are gritty and jagged, but they shine through as examinations of his emotions: his loves, losses, loneliness, past regrets, and sometimes his hopes. He makes you feel thoughtful, isolated, on a dark street where dogs are barking, and the world seems to be winding down.
Billy Corgan rose to prominence during the grunge era of Nirvana in the early nineties, as frontman/writer/vocalist of the Smashing Pumpkins. Later, he was the frontman of the sadly short-lived Zwan. But with "Blinking With Fists," (and the novel Corgan is reportedly working on), he shows that he's not just a musician. He gets to take the evocative, eerie writing that he did in the Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan, and turn that writing into something purer.
What's even better, free-form poetry allows Corgan to be less restricted in his writing. In "Blinking," he doesn't have to form his poetry so that it will fit with music. But it still is very lyrical and beautiful, full of strange images and melancholy atmosphere. It takes a little while to really sink in -- but boy, is it worth it when it does.
Billy Corgan has apparently left his band days behind him. But his debut publication, "Blinking With Fists," is a breathtaking collection of poetry that bodes well for his solo career. Highly recommended.
he may be the reason why smashing pumpkins is in hiatus but this artist is just too impressive to be hated. he was just a young boy.. but now he's a poet.. a great poet!
In just a few pages I found myself connected to the man who founded the Smashing Pumpkins. Connected to the words of his poetry and the struggles I could feel through those words.
Opening the book is the poem "The Poetry of My Heart" which sets the stage for the remaining pieces. The collection is full of looks within him and like many writers/musicians, we write these things down to purge the soul somehow.
A book worth looking at.
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Blinking with fists is a compilation of Corgan's poems that were written between 2000 and 2007; the darkest years in Billy's life. It's a great read!Published 13 days ago by John
Impressive collection of thoughts and poetic imagery.. showcased Corgan's talent in writing! Perfect book!Published 29 days ago by Cynthia
This book reminds me of ernest Hemingway's poems... Each word can make your heart ail for true love.Published 1 month ago by Smart Consumer
Brilliant poetry! You can feel Corgan's love for words in every line of each poem. Missing the Smashing Pumpkins!Published 1 month ago by Omar Pinochet
Some say that Corgan is weird af, but in my opinion, he's just an artist.. an artist who loves to express himself in a very unconventianal way.. misspelled that intentionally. Read morePublished 4 months ago by K.M.S.J.
Impressive collection of thoughts and poetic imagery.. showcased Corgan's talent in writing! Perfect book!Published 5 months ago by Eugenia Blackwell
So I am a huge SP fan and really enjoy Billy Corgans work but this book is rough. Maybe I'm not getting the poetry??? idk but I would not recommend this to anyone.Published 5 months ago by cmac
God knows how this man lived
The skull he crushed
The berries he picked
With a razor, he shaved
Nice words.. nice thoughts.. nice book from the king of depression.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer