The Poetry Brothel
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About

Darlings, you have been too long out in the cold...

Welcome to a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. A madam presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who share their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as peddler of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the poets are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the events. Of course, any true bordello needs a good cover; ours is an immersive cabaret featuring live music, vaudeville, burlesque, aerials, visual art, magic, and mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.

It all started when...

Stephanie Berger & Nicholas Adamski (aka The Madame & Tennessee Pink) met in graduate school at The New School.