The Poetry Brothel

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The Back Room, Lower East Side


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The Poetry Brothel

Poetry readings come to life in the bordello

Yup, the Poetry Brothel is exactly what you think it is. In this world of vice and verse, poets play whores and the intimacy of the boudoir is swapped for that of a poem. Among the speakeasy’s most coveted courtesans? Award-winning poet, essayist, translator, and art critic, Rowan Ricardo Phillips. The saloon's also got live tunes from The Hot Club Of Flatbush, body painting, fortune tellers, and burlesque. It’s the magic that Montmartre was once made of. General admission. Over 21s only. Evening wear encouraged. Please note that the venue has a strict "no fur" policy.

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