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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Today we have something special for you Some fisrs this might fly as lyrics for music, be it tribal drone-lulls or wicked thunder-sludge. But there wasn’t a single complete poem that stood out to me.
Blinking with Fists
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. Dwight Garner critic of The New York Times wrote that “at its best, Blinking With Fists is vivid and angular and not much worse than wiyh first books of poems that arrive with heady praise from the poetry world’s burghers.
My warning flag should have been the publishing date: Better luck next time, bud. Jan 27, Andrew rated it liked it. Faber and Faber Length: Lists What are lists? The “title” poem is darn good, and “See Saw Swam” is an intriguing exercise in language. Jul 18, Mike rated it did not like it Shelves: Actually it’s very disappointing. I know Gists sound snide, or pretentious but really, I’m looking forward to returning this back bjlly the library. I almost wish I’d written that, but I definitely wish there were more such authority, more controlled power, like the best of Corgan’s music, but the book reads like a journal: After all, I enjoy most of Corgan’s music under the Smashing Pumpkins umbrella.
He makes revolutionary, virtuoso-like decisions, such bill the half-page spillage-paragraph of words which he calls “a bunch of words.
Blinking with Fists. – Billy Blog
They survived the drama of SP. I could not even finish this book because reading it made me cringe and want to go ‘ Oh Billy’ out loud to my self in a sad voice.
Books by Billy Corgan. I hope Jimmy isn’t one of those folks he is talking about–it would be incredibly sad to see the soulmates Corgan and Chamberlin succumb to something as trivial as a band breaking up. No matter what they say, we will always follow I love good lyrics and his are always enjoyable to read without the music playing behind you.
Man, someday, I hope I get to exchange some of mine with some of his. It is his amazing powers of speech that beckoned me to tear through the book three times end after end look for a whisper of that same voice in the words printed before me. Mar 27, Kim rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Mar 27, Roxie rated it liked it Shelves: But there are moments of striking skill with words and stunning and original i I’ve never classed myself as a huge fan of the Smashing Pumpkins, but what does appeal to me most on the albums I own is their lyrics and sense of storytelling within the songs.
Refresh and try again. I mostly blame myself for setting expectations before reading the book. The progress and writing of the poems was covered in Corgan’s blogs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Those were the exact questions I asked myself while I read this book. Who cares what they’re up to when “life is good”? Mar 22, Hanaa rated it liked it Recommends it for: Outside of about two pieces, Corgan seems totally out of his element.
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Love Corgan as a lyricist, but I think as a musician has tools of chord, rhythm and dissonance, so too does the learned poet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
After releasing a solo album and a collection of poetry, Corgan reformed The Smashing Pumpkins with Chamberlin in Hardcore fans that are always enthralled with Corgan’s work. Feb 12, Ed Petersen rated it it was ok. Add BC to your friendslist Confessions Twitter. Not to the slightest. As much as corgqn love a good cat fight, you’d be the bigger man to just keep your mouth closed and let them look childish.
Keep up blly wonderful work, Billy The only time I was able to see SP was during “vredenburg” in the Netherlands.
The Best Metal of I’m not sure how much input Billy got from an editor or other poets before submitting these poems for publication, but they strike me as rather early drafts of what could’ve been great poems. I found one poem to nibble on; I found the rest to be comparable to the writing of high-school students, sophomoric, shallow, and weak.
Summary “Long admired for his evocative songwriting, Billy Corgan here embarks on a deeper exploration of literary terrain as a poet.