The Poetry Brothel

Start Date : Thursday, October 15, 2015
End Date : Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time : 8:00 PM to11:55 PM


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. Based in concept on the fin-de-siecle bordellos in New Orleans and Paris, many of which functioned as safe havens for fledgling, avant-garde artists, The Poetry Brothel's "Madame" presents a rotating cast of poets as "whores," each operating within a carefully constructed character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private, one-on-one poetry readings in back 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 a full bar, live jazz, burlesque dancers, painters, and fortune-tellers, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event. This Los Angeles premiere will take place at the New Door Lounge and will feature Daniel Tiffany, the Ken Berry Quartet, and Aradia, among dozens of others! General admission is $30 or VIP tickets can be purchased for $75, which include priority seating, a private reading with The Madame or featured reader, and a gift package. For complete event details and to purchase tickets online, please

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