THE POETRY BROTHEL

The Poetry Brothel is an immersive literary cabaret. Inspired by the turn- of-the-century brothels in New Orleans, Paris, and Buenos Aires, many of which functioned as safe spaces where fringe and avant-garde artists could experiment and perform their work, The Poetry Brothel presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private, one-on-one poetry readings.

At the New York City Poetry Festival, The Poetry Brothel is taking over the monument dedicated to Governors Island's founding, located on Colonel's Row, and turning it into their stage for the day. The Poetry Brothel poets will perform publicly at 12:30pm, 2:30pm, and 4:30pm each day. Enjoy poetry, live jazz, vaudeville, mysticism, and more in between, hosted by the one and only Mister Charley. 

Featured poets include:

Saturday: Allison Sylvia, Amy Palen, Anna Winham, Bernadette McComish, Brandi Bishop, Catherine Chen, Cierra Martin, Diana Goetsch, Emi Bergquist, Jane LeCroy, Kat Valdeth, Keighley Baron, and Kendalle Aubra. 

Sunday: Allison Sylvia, Amy Palen, Bernadette McComish, Brandi Bishop, Catherine Chen, Cierra Martin, Diana Goetsch, Emi Bergquist, Emily Chauvin, Jane LeCroy, Kat Valdeth, Keighley Baron, Kendalle Aubra, and Vesta Vaingloria. 

For more information, please visit thepoetrybrothel.com

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