The Poetry Brothel: Portland

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Portland, can you hear us, on the other side of the wall, typing through the night? We never left you, and we never will. We have contracted a few new scribes, and we've secured our descent into a new venue, Dante's, and your only choice it to accompany us into this dangerous lament. Loves, if you love us, lie next to us, on this new stage, inside this grand and beautiful cage where our hearts live. This night will featured the Hops & Honey String Band, Johnny Nuriel, Isaiah Esquire, Layne Fawkes, and your darkest, dreamiest poetry whores.

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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