The Poetry Brothel: Mystical Medicine Tour, Portland

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The Poetry Brothel: Mystical Medicine Tour, Portland
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Pray, Portland, perch and land on this rock, pry the crystals out, all we need we have, heroes, and all we have we have together. Come gather this great love lyric, loose the ties that hold you toward the calling dark, bask with us, sweet siblings, in the sacred oath of these forms, this shaped emotion. Bask in the glory of The Hops & Honey String Band, performance artists Layne Fawkes, Johnny Nuriel, and Isaiah Esquire, tarot reader La Belle Sans Merci, and more poetry than you'll know what to do with. The words are walking again on the soil, what we plant now will guide us, we'll find the way, we'll flourish.

Doors are at 6pm. General Admission tickets are $25. General Admission seating is first come, first serve, so if you'd like to sit, please arrive early. A limitted number of $75 VIP tickets are also available, which include reserved priority seating, two private reading tokens included, and a VIP gift bag. Evening wear and themed costumes are encouraged but not required. This event is 21+.

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. For complete event details, please visit thepoetrybrothel.com/events.html.
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By: The Poetry Brothel