The Poetry Brothel is an immersive literary cabaret that fuses poetry, burlesque, live music, vaudeville, visual art, magic, mysticism, and, if that’s not enough, private one-on-one poetry experiences to provide guests with one-of-a-kind experience. The next Poetry Brothel event is their 4th Annual Office Holiday Party at House of Yes on December 2nd. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can attend this event for free! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special New York City events all year long!

DATE: Sunday, December 2nd 6:30PM–10:00PM. Doors open at 6:30PM and the show begins at 7:00PM

PRICE: FREE General Admission Tickets for Untapped Cities Insiders! ($50 for the general public)

CAPACITY: 10 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis. This event is 21+ only. Seating allocated on a first come, first served basis. Guest are encouraged to mingle. Themed costumes and/or vintage formalwear are encouraged but not required.

REGISTRATION: Monday, November 19th at 12PM EST

Photograph by John Suhar Courtesy of The Poetry Brothel

The Poetry Brothel’s 4th Annual Old Timey Office Holiday Party event will include burlesque by Puss N Boots and Cassandra Rosebeetle, pole dancing by Lux Aeterna, aerials by The Lost Boys, musical performances by Brother Brian Davis and Hot Club of Flatbush, divinations by Holy Crow, Rebecca Fey and The Erotic Esoteric, body painting by Liz Belomlinsky, magic by Daniel Taylor, sketchy sketches by Too Loose and the National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes, will be the featured reader of the night. The festivities will be presided over by your hosts Mister Charley, The Madame, and that rapscallion, Tennessee Pink.

Photograph by John Suhar Courtesy of The Poetry Brothel

Inspired by the turn- of-the-century brothels in New Orleans, Paris, and Buenos Aires, where marginalized, fringe, and avant-garde artists could experiment and perform their work, The Poetry Brothel takes poetry out of the classroom and into the lush interiors of a bordello. This unique experience was co-created by Stephanie Berger, a poet, artist, producer, and entrepreneur who is also the CEO of The Poetry Society of New York and co-creator of The New York City Poetry Festival, and The Typewriter Project. At each Poetry Brothel event, The Madame 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 poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the poets are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event.