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LISTEN: Billy Brame On A Love Of Whimsy And Silliness

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Laura Spencer
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KCUR

Writer and poet Billy Brame majored in acting, and it's shaped his performances at readings and slams around Kansas City. Brame describes his style as silly, in the same vein as Shel Silverstein, and you'll hear that in his two poems — about politics, sort of, and bacon and dinosaurs.  

"I like whimsy, whimsy is where I'd squarely put these," says Brame. "I like just being the nonsense guy, the whimsy guy, wherever I land."

Brame teaches theater at Arrowhead Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas. This fall marks his 9th year at the school. 

All of our WORD readings, including bonus tracks by some poets, are archived on SoundCloud.