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Some Birds Walk for the Hell of It

By CR Avery

In his take-no-prisoners style of verse and performance, Avery celebrates the virtues of the bohemian brigade, late-nite denizens of inconvenient beauty, the dissolute and the temporary, lawless black leather pioneers of innovation, and every battle scared member of this “helpless grey sky tribe.” Like a cross between Lenny Bruce and Anis Nin, Avery’s poetry is alternately profane, brilliantly vulgar, unsettling, outrageously funny and brash in it’s lonesome courage, and unquestionably original.


Praise for CR Avery:


“Audacious and astounding; 5 star” — David Burke, London Time Out


“international treasure” — Julie Holland


“a cultural magpie who’s impossible to pigeon-hole”
— David Kidman, Net Rhythms Magazine


“Raw talent” — Utah Phillips


“Avery…has created his own off-beat world of spoken word and musical soundtrack that is riveting and rewarding.” — Lonesome Highway Magazine, Ireland


“First there were the Beats … then there was Hunter S. Thompson … now there is C. R. Avery.”
— Luke Starr, Kruger Magazine, UK

ISBN 978-1-927380-97-0
5.25 x 8.25 | 72 pp
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