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The Poetry Brothel: Dungeon of Love (San Francisco)

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The Poetry Brothel invites you to descend deeply into the darkness: welcome to our Dungeon of love which will cater to its audience’s darker passions. Do you yearn to feel the crack of the spine of a book? Do you hunger for delicious words dripping from sensuous lips? Do you enthusiastically consent to explore BDSM (Books, Diction, Similes and Metaphors)? Are you ready to indulge in imagination, to feel real feelings, to be gutted by gorgeousness? Will you allow our poets, our musicians, our aerial and burlesque dancers to have their willful ways with your heart?

Well, come on over, you kinky thing!

As our Poets cater to our audience's passions, our On-Stage Cabaret will Spellbind you Hand and Foot, with the Masterful Entertainments we have Whipped Up: Burlesque Mistresses Redbone and Edie Eve, The musical siren calls of Zla Vila, and cages full of well-trained Poetry Whores for your perusal, hosted by none other than Madam Tallula and Ach, Suzette! We are also pleased to announce our featured reader- Kristen E. Nelson!

It was torture to be apart.
Now it can be torture to be together!

Madam Tallula presents a rotating cast of poets who impart their work as purveyors of private poetry readings in secret, hidden, well-appointed chambers. You may avail yourself of your choice of poet for tokens at any time during the event. 

Doors open at 8, show from 8:30-11:30

On Consent:

Behave with beauty, connect with intention. We are, by and large, a no-contact event -- here to blow your mind and nothing else! Always ask before touching anyone in our House, and report any discomfort to security or staff or the Madam Herself without delay.

Photo of Frankie Tan by Amanda Hoskinson

This event is 21+

Earlier Event: February 13
The Poetry Brothel: Lupercalia (Boston)
Later Event: February 14
The Poetry Brothel: Lupercalia (NYC)