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The Poetry Brothel

If your idea of a poetry reading involves a tweed-clad author, a podium and possibly a nap, then prepare to have your expectations exceeded by The Poetry Brothel, dubbed “New York’s sexiest literary event” by Time Out New York. Inspired by the fin-de-siècle bordellos of Paris and New Orleans, this immersive experience invites you inside a lush, speakeasy-style environment to meet your host, or “Madame,” who’ll introduce you to a rotating cast of poets-in-character, both male and female, emerging and established, and local and international, each with a unique story to tell. They’ll engage you with public readings, or if you prefer, private ones (for an additional fee). As with any underground establishment worth its salt, The Poetry Brothel also offers a full bar and themed cabaret entertainment with an ever-changing lineup of live music, burlesque dancers, painters, fortune-tellers and more.

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Stewart A. Laidlaw
123 events
103 reviews
18 stars
attended The Poetry Brothel on Mar 12 2017

What's not to like about a mash up of poetry, burlesque and bordello-like surroundings in Hollywood? The poets were fine but even better if you purchased a one on one poetic "lap dance". The bar setting was suitably fin de siecle and the musical...continued

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William Roetzheim
92 events
46 reviews
27 stars
attended The Poetry Brothel on Mar 10 2017

Great, immersive experience. Do dress up and come down to the brothel. This is a hip, weird, and memorable experience. I took my wife and a female friend. Both kept covering their eyes, giving me looks, etc. Then the next day, all they kept...continued

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RRopelewski
17 events
17 reviews
41 stars
attended The Poetry Brothel on Mar 11 2018

Enjoyed everything about this event--the MC was great, the band (Accidental Rhino) played fun old time-y music with upright bass/fiddle/ukelele, the poets' material was all good imo, and the two boylesque performers were TERRIFIC.

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Bruce Greeley
27 events
12 reviews
18 stars
attended The Poetry Brothel on Nov 09 2017

one of a kind great!: Great verse and beautiful women, fine music, cool costumes, classic speakeasy setting....

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