The Poetry Brothel: 5th Annual Masquerade!

The Poetry Brothel: 5th Annual Masquerade!

Ages 21+
The Poetry Brothel: 5th Annual Masquerade!

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 8pm. The show begins at 8:30pm. Costumes are encouraged but not required. This event is 21+. For more information, please visit

The Poetry Brothel is brought to you by The Poetry Society of New York. Become a member for free and/or discounted admission to The Poetry Brothel! Visit for more info.

Venue Information:
The Great Northern
119 Utah St
San Francisco, CA, 94103