$50 – $250

The Poetry Brothel

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House of Yes

2 Wyckoff Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11237

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An interactive literary cabaret series that fuses poetry, burlesque, live music, aerials, vaudeville, visual art, magic, mysticism, and private, one-on-one poetry experiences.

Welcome to a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Madame presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who share 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 fee, all of the poets are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true bordello need a good cover; ours is an immersive cabaret featuring poetry, burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, and mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.

This special event will double as the New York release of Thorntree Press'
A Whore’s Manifesto: An Anthology of Writing and Artwork by Sex Workers, edited by Kay Kassirer, and will feature several contributors to the anthology. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the show begins promptly at 7pm. The Poetry Brothel will technically wrap up at 9:30pm, but feel free to stay on for House of Yes' free Thursday night dance party, where our poets and mystics will continue to be available for private readings. Extravagant dress is encouraged but not required. For more information, please visit thepoetrybrothel.com.

Doors open at 6:30pm

Limited door tickets are available based on capacitiy of the event.
Door tickets are $50 before 8:30pm | $25 after 8:30pm.

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::::::: SAFER SPACES POLICY :::::::
House of Yes is a space for everyone to feel welcome. We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment, unwanted touched, homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist, ableist, or ageist behavior. Always ASK before touching anyone at our events. If someone is making you uncomfortable or harassing you, please come speak to a security guard or ask for a manager. We will believe you, and we will help. All restrooms in our venue are gender neutral. Everyone is free to use the restroom that best fits their gender identity or expression. All entrances and spaces within the venue are single-level. There are stairs leading to the upper portions of the stage, for those who wish to dance in the spotlight. Strobe lights are used during performances and parties. Questions about our consent policy or procedures? Email consent@houseofyes.org.

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