Poetry Brothel: “The House of Illusions” on March 30, 2014

    March 30, 2014 – March 31, 2014 all-day
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    102 Norfolk Street
    New York, NY 10002

    Poetry Society

    The Poetry Brothel is Open for Business on Sunday, March 30th

    The Madame welcomes you to experience

    “The House of Illusions” 


    NEW YORK, NYMarch 30– The Poetry Society of New York is pleased to announce the third event of The Poetry Brothel’s Winter/Spring season at the historic Back Room Bar located at 102 Norfolk Street, nr. Delancy Street, New York, NY 10002. Complementary St. George gin, absinthe and whiskey will be served between 8-9pm. The Brothel is open from 8pm-1am.

    The Poetry Brothel is an interactive poetry experience set up as a fin de siècle brothel in New Orleans/Paris. The evening also consists of live music, burlesque performances, vaudeville, fortune tellers and other related acts. This month’s theme is “House of Illusions”, a common term for brothels in French that The Madame has decided to interpret literally. The evening will be filled with magic, mystery and a touch of paranormal activity as the ghost of a famous poet speaks from the grave. The Madame has gone to great effort to replicate a fun house for the exclusive enjoyment of Poetry Brothel johns that request private readings.

    The featured musical guest on 3/30 is The Hot Club of Flatbush (www.hotclubofflatbush.com) created in 2011; this quintet was inspired by the acoustic jazz bands of the 1930s. The featured entertainments are two of New York’s most lascivious burlesque dancers, Foxx Von Tempt and Rosabelle Selavy, and Jordi Magomero (www.jordimagomero.com), closeup magician extraordinaire.

    The Madame and Tennessee Pink are also delighted to welcome their distinguished guests for the evening, National Book Award Winner, Memoirist and Professor, the legendary Mark Doty (www.markdoty.org) and Memoirist, Poet and Huffington Post Blogger, Diana Raab.

    Diana is an award-winning author of eight books, over 300 articles and poems, and editor of two anthologies, Writers on the Edge: 22 Writers Speak About Addiction and Dependency, and Writers and Their Notebooks.

    Raab’s two memoirs are Regina’s Closet: Finding My Grandmother’s Secret Journal and Healing With Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey. She has 4 poetry collections, the latest is called, LUST (Feb 2014).

    She is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post and BrainSpeak.

    Plus a special guest!

    For more information or to purchase tickets online, please visit: http://www.thepoetrybrothel.com/events.html

    For all inquiries or to book The Poetry Brothel for a private event: Contact Tayannah McQuillar at [email protected]

    The Poetry Brothel is sponsored by St. George Spirits (http://www.stgeorgespirits.com).