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 Corgan US publication date: Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. I bet he knows it, too, which would explain why he’s such a douchecanoe. Some of this blinkijg fly as lyrics for music, be it tribal drone-lulls or wicked thunder-sludge.

I wish people would just shut up and give him the credit he deserves. Not to the slightest. Skip to content Skip to search. Bil,y went to the poetry reading in Chicago, and one of these poems had a very powerful image, a short two line segment, that was cut from the poem before publication. But each poem is meticulous in its words and each word creates a sense of wonder in the reader. Corgan is the vocalist and lead guitarist for alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, who are known for their complex, layered style, and Corgan’s distinctive vocals and guitar solos.


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When I heard he was working on a book of poetry, sure, I had a stiffy. I can’t wait for the new album. I’ve corgaan him as a rock poet for half my life, but his book of lyrics, Between Thought and Expression is little more than a souvenir.

In the end, despite a few attractive lines and verses, this is not an enjoyable book of poetry to read. I am a fan of his music both old and new, he does have talent there.

Feb 12, Ed Petersen rated it it was ok. No matter what they say, we will always follow Jul 18, Mike rated it did not like it Shelves: Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? This kind of rawness, if you bilnking, seems to be Corgan’s thing lately.

Blinking with Fists: Poems by Billy Corgan

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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 than survive the pressure of the page — by and large, that book makes me feel like I’m on a playground that counts. Reed continues to push boundaries and dig into depths when it comes to rock lyrics, and like Whitman or any other poet that amasses such a body of work, he’s up and down, but he remains a considered, compelling crafter of speakers within the structure of a song.

Related resource Publisher description at http: Jan 05, Lisa Ziccardi rated it it was ok. After a short time I read through his online journaling and recognized that same undeveloped voice I had rummaged through in his book.


Take “Siva” or “I Am One” for instance–they sound phenomenal but I had relatively high hopes for this collection. The 70 Best Albums of In other poems, Corgan intones, “the poetry of my sorrow is written in these words” or “I am your eternal love”, or he’ll exclaim “Oh how we used to laugh!

Refresh and try again. I’m left wondering what he could do with the prose form Let’s fasten our seatbelts and take motivational breaths.

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And that’s how most attempted music-poetry crossovers go: Losses, Journeys, and Ascensions: It makes me angry. Log in No account? I don’t believe reading this was a waste of time, it was just ok.

But there are moments of striking skill with words and stunning and original images peppered throughout. Corgan’s fsits has never struck me as slack, but these poems do. These ppl are just jealous of his creative genius. You are great and you are only bringing yourself down when you engage in this fight with them.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jun 09, Erika rated it really liked it Shelves: This page was last edited on 5 Aprilat Published March 21st by Farrar, Straus and Giroux first published To see billy in san francisco to promote his new book!!! There are no discussion topics on this book yet.