The Poetry Brothel is a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Madame presents a rotating cast of both male and female poets as “whores,” each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in both public readings and private poetry readings, which take place on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the “poetry whores” are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true brothel needs a good cover; The Poetry Brothel’s is an immersive cabaret, offering live music, burlesque, vaudeville, sketch artists, and fortune-tellers, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.
The Poetry Brothel’s first ever Mystical Medicine Tour uses the conceit of a traveling medicine show to offer a real remedy for what ails us. There’s no doubt that this country is in need of some serious healing right now, and what better cure than poetry? From the roots, the herbs, the barks, the gums, and leaves of the poetic imagination, the Madame has whipped up a miracle elixir.
$75 VIP tickets include reserved priority seating, 2 private readings included (one with The Madame if you’d like), and a gift bag.