Blinking with Fists

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Blinking with Fists
AuthorBilly Corgan
Cover artistYelena Yemchuk
CountryUnited States
PublisherFaber and Faber
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback and paperback)
Pages84 pp (hardback edition)
811/.6 22
LC ClassPS3603.O7344 B55 2004

Blinking with Fists is the debut book of poetry by Billy Corgan. The progress and writing of the poems was covered in Corgan's blogs. The Volume of 57 poems was published by Faber and Faber in 2004. The book peaked at #24 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. Interior design is by Gretchen Achilles.

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In support of the book, Corgan went on a brief US tour that included book signings and acoustic poetry readings.

Date Venue Location Type
2004-10-12 Herbst Theater San Francisco, CA, US Acoustic poetry reading
2004-10-14 Virgin Megastore New York, NY, US Book signing
2004-10-15 Harvard Bookstore Boston, MA, US Book signing
2004-10-17 Barnes & Noble Washington, DC, US Book signing
2004-10-17 9:30 Club Washington, DC, US Acoustic poetry reading
2004-10-19 EDGE 102.1 FM Studios Toronto, ON, CA Interview
2004-10-19 Chapters Festival Hall Toronto, ON, CA Book signing
2004-10-19 Church of the Redeemer Toronto, ON, CA Acoustic poetry reading
2004-10-20 Joseph Beth Booksellers Lyndhurst, OH, US Book signing
2004-10-20 Beck Center for the Arts Lakewood, OH, US Acoustic poetry reading
2004-10-21 Borders Bookstore Ann Arbor, MI, US Book signing
2004-10-22 Loft Literary Center Minneapolis, MN, US Book signing
2004-10-23 Tattered Cover Denver, CO, US Book signing
2004-10-23 The Soiled Dove Denver, CO, US Acoustic poetry reading
2004-10-24 Chapters Vancouver, BC, CA Book signing
2004-10-24 Arts Club Theater Vancouver, BC, CA Acoustic poetry reading
2004-10-25 University Bookstore Seattle, WA, US Book signing
2004-10-25 Mirabeau Room Seattle, WA, US Acoustic poetry reading
2004-10-26 Powell's Books On Hawthorne Portland, OR, US Book signing
2004-10-27 Virgin Megastore Los Angeles, CA, US Book signing
2004-10-29 Border's Bookstore Chicago, IL, US Book signing
2004-10-30 Tower Records Bloomingdale, IL, US Book signing

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