Blinking with Fists is the debut book of poetry by The Smashing Pumpkins and former Zwan frontman, Billy Corgan. The progress and writing of the poems was covered in Billy's online blogs The Volume of 57 poems was published by Faber and Faber in 2004 and was greeted by mixed reviews. Entertainment Weekly gave the effort a "D," calling the poems "both pretentious and confoundingly esoteric." Nonetheless, the book debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list.
The jacket of the book was designed by Charlotte Strick and the artwork and author photograph are by Yelena Yemchuk, who was involved with artwork for The Smashing Pumpkins and was at one point romantically involved with Billy Corgan. Interior design is by Gretchen Achilles.
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