The cornerstone of The Poetry Brothel is its New York event series. A dreamlike twist on a poetry reading, The Poetry Brothel is foremost interested in showcasing a diverse roster of emerging and established, local and international, male and female, innovative poets. The events are also immersive environments based in concept on the fin-de-siecle brothels in New Orleans and Paris, many of which functioned as safe havens for fledgling, avant-garde artists. The poets act as "whores," making audience members "johns," but instead of physical intimacy, the poets offer the intimacy of their poetry in private, one-on-one readings. For a small fee, all of the resident "whores" are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any good brothel need a clever front; ours is part saloon and part salon, offering a full bar, live music, live painting, fortune-tellers, burlesque and gypsies with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event. Join our mailing list for complete and up-to-date details on each event.
The Poetry Brothel is available for fully customizable private events. Please inquire with The Madame at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.