KW Peery



Americana songwriter and Kansas-City-based storyteller, K.W. Peery, is the author of seven poetry collections: Tales of a Receding Hairline; Purgatory; Wicked Rhythm; Ozark Howler; Gallatin Gallows; Howler Holler; and Bootlegger’s Bluff.  

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

Peery is a three time Ezine Award winner. He’s a regular contributor in Veterans Voices Magazine. His work is included in the Vincent Van Gogh Anthology Resurrection of a Sunflower and the Walsall Poetry Society Anthology, Diverse Verse II & III

In 2018, Peery had poems published in The Main Street Rag, Chiron Review, Big Hammer, San Pedro River Review, The Gasconade Review, Blink Ink, Rusty Truck, Mad Swirl, Outlaw Poetry, Mojave River Review, The Asylum Floor, Horror Sleaze Trash, Ramingo's Porch, From Whispers to Roars, The Rye Whiskey Review, The Dope Fiend Daily, Under The Bleachers and Apache Poetry.  



Peery is a founding member of the Marshall/Peery Project, an Americana collaboration that’s released four critically acclaimed studio albums since 2005.

Rainy Day Tennessee 2005

Purge Your Soul 2007

High Binder 2011

Life’s Too Short 2013

Credited as a lyricist and producer, Peery’s work appears on more than twenty albums over the past decade.


Peery was born and raised in rural North Central Missouri. He served four years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, then went to nursing school on the GI Bill. Peery has worked as a Registered Nurse for over twenty years. He’s married to a beautiful woman who’s much smarter than him and way out of his fuckin’ league. They have one son, six cats and plans to disappear to Parts Unknown when they retire.