May 29: Billy Barnum Features

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On the 29th of May, Stone Soup finishes its month long anniversary celebration of 35 years in existance with the reknowned performer, Bill Barnum.

Photos by Bill Perrault

It has been said that Bill Barnum is an eighty-one-year-old man with a hundred of years of experience. he has done theater, dance, mime, Shakespeare, vaudeville, and, of course, poetry. He is most famous for doing poetry and mime simultaneously. His poetry is of the abstract school. He names Philip Lamartia and e.e. cummings as two of his influences. He regularly makes the rounds of the Boston-Cambridge open mikes and was once a regular street performer in Harvard Square. Much of his poetry on a shoestring in the mid-eighties. He has also written four plays, one of which, City Beyond Sleep, was performed on local radio.

bio written by Raffy Woolf.