The Poetry Brothel: Lupercalia

Date & Time

124 days ago


Lower East Side


Immersive. Literary. Cabaret.  Welcome to a unique and interactive 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 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. Of course, any true bordello needs a good cover; ours is an literary cabaret featuring burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event. Doors open at 6:30pm. The show begins promptly at 7:30pm. Themed costumes are encouraged but not required. This event is 21+.  Lupercalia details are coming soon!  Become a member of The Poetry Society of New York for 50% off GA tickets to The Poetry Brothel!  For more information, please visit

tags: art, music, performance, culture, mysticism, literature, costumes