The Poetry Brothel: Bestiary


The Poetry Brothel returns from its Mystical Medicine Tour transformed for the more mythical! Our annual Bestiary event is an evening where we encourage our whores and our audience to inhabit their wildest, weirdest selves. This event will feature music by Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers, burlesque by PussnBoots Kimmitz and Cassandra Rosebeetle, tarot by Melissa Shaw, magic by Daniel S. Taylor, live sketching by Gregg Vance Emery, a photo booth by Fitzpatrick Entertainment, and plenty of poetry whores.

Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm sharp. Themed costumes and/or eveningwear are encouraged but not required. General Admission tickets are $40. General admission seating is first come first serve. A limitted number of VIP tickets are available for $75, which include reserved priority seating, two private reading tokens, and a Poetry Brothel gift bag. This event is 21+.

About The Poetry Brothel:

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.


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