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Prolific Americana songwriter and poet, K.W. Peery, author of Tales of a Receding Hairline, writes about his personal life experiences. As he grapples with morality and mortality, the unvarnished truth is breathtakingly obvious. His unapologetic vulnerability is neatly embedded within each work. He has an innate ability to dig up his past and offer it to the reader as if t ...more
Paperback, 1st , 116 pages
Published February 5th 2016 by GenZ Publishing (first published 2016)
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Jeffrey Thomspon Jr.
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read!
Melody
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: won
I won this in a Goodreads giveaway. My opinion is just that...mine...and completely unbiased.

Like sitting in a bar with a cigarette in one hand, and a drink in the other, listening to music that touches your soul. There is a beauty in the sometimes heart-wrenching thoughts that flow on these pages. Worth every nerve-jangling word!!
Susan
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: misc-read
I won this book through Goodreads. I loved these poems. Big fan of poetry and these were really great.
Danielle Richardson
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Breathtakingly honest. This is a twisted journey of love and loss.
Among his peers, Peery is considered one of the greatest lyricists in Americana music history.
'Tales of a Receding Hairline' gives the reader a brief glimpse into the soul of an underground songwriting legend. With two collections released in 2016, it's safe to say Peery is one of the most prolific writers in North America. In a recent interview, on the 'Let's Chat Podcast', Peery announced plans for a third collection, 'Wicked
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Adam Ward
Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
K.W. Peery’s Tales of a Receding Hairline has a very unique feel to it. This collection isn’t the classic idea of poetry, there is an atmosphere to the book similar to that you would find in a blues bar somewhere in America’s Deep South. It is a collection written in the hand of experience, and definitely betrays his long relationship with music. In short, if I didn’t already know through my research that Peery is a prolific lyricist and music producer, I would have guessed after the first coupl ...more
Jessica White
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Tales of a Receding Hairline is a collection of poems that show us the life of a guy that is truly down on his luck. This entire collection has a deep, deep south feel to it. While I was reading, I was imagining dive bars, trailer parks, the open plain, and the smell of moonshine. The old rock 'n' roll side definitely kicked in too! For someone who doesn't enjoy poetry, I thoroughly enjoyed this collection. I kept imagining them as songs, n
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Ryan Quinn Flanagan
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Classic story-telling by a fantastic writer with a wholly original voice! You can't go wrong with any of K.W. Peery's works. Highly recommended!! ...more
Emily
Dec 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star, ebooks, poetry
I don't usually read poetry

I decided to give it a shot being that it was one of the 2016 favorites on good reads. This poetry is not bad by any means. However, if you can't connect with the topics it can be hard to gain what you should out of the poems. The poems had a very boozy bluesy feel of a songwriter/veteran who has dealt with a lot of pain and also possibly a lot of drugs. Which i have very little experience in. That being said. I liked "hurt held her" and really liked "painted wings."
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Ms. Awai
Sep 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
This read like country music.
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Prolific Americana songwriter and poet, K.W. Peery, is the author of 'Tales of a Receding Hairline', 'Purgatory' and 'Wicked Rhythm'.

'Tales of a Receding Hairline' was a semifinalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards - Best in Poetry 2016.

Peery is a regular contributor in the Australia Times Poetry Magazine.

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