Poetry has long been a subversive art form, practiced on the fringes of society and filled with radical thought and activism. The Poetry Brothel, NYC, picks up the edgy, dangerous, and sensual themes that have infused poetry and poets for centuries. It creates a decadent, clandestine, and downright naughty atmosphere for prose, poetry, visual art, and vaudeville performance.
Not quite as racy as its name suggests, The Poetry Brothel creates an immersive experience of inhibited creative expression, that fully encourages audience members and artists alike, to push the boundaries of what poetry means. At each event, the poets and audience mingle freely, accompanied by public readings, burlesque performances, and live music. The real draw, however, is the one-on-one private performances, where you are treated to personal poetic service from your chosen artist. Your every literary desire can be fulfilled in an intimate setting, creating something truly unique and surprisingly exciting.
The events provide a wonderful combination of fun, magic, activism, and raciness that has a genuinely broad appeal beyond the literature’s traditional image. These wonderfully odd evenings bring a sense of sophistication, elegance, sensual twist to poetry and prose that will delight connoisseurs and newbies alike.