The Madame welcomes you to experience The Big Easy in The Big Apple on Sunday, February 23rd

The Poetry Society of New York is pleased to announce the second 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 Mardi Gras! Considerable time and effort has been expended to replicate the glamorous decor of an upscale seraglio on Fat Tuesday. The purple, green and gold sequined back room is for the exclusive enjoyment of Poetry Brothel johns that request private readings. Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!

The featured musical guest on 2/23 is Jason Prover and The Sneak Thievery Orchestra (www.jasonprovermusic.com), this popular ensemble specializes in modern and traditional forms of Jazz from the roaring 20s. The featured entertainments are two of New York’s most lascivious burlesque dancers, Foxx Von Tempt and Rosabelle Salavy.

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

For press or special events inquiries, please contact: Tayannah@demimondepr.com

 

About The Brothel’s Founders

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Stephanie Berger was raised in San Diego and spent her summers in Mendocino, CA and Paris, France. In 2006, she earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Critical Studies from the University of Southern California. In 2008, she graduated with an M.F.A. in Poetry from the New School in New York City. While earning her graduate degree, she started The Poetry Brothel with Nicholas Adamski. They went on to form The Poetry Society of New York, serving as co-executive directors. In 2010, Berger and Adamski founded The New York City Poetry Festival with a residency from The Trust for Governors Island and a grant from The Casement Fund. Stephanie’s poetry has appeared in Fence, Bat City Review, Similar:Peaks, Smoking Glue Gun, La Fovea, H_NGM_N, Coconut, Interim, and other publications. She published a chapbook, In The Madame’s Hat Box (Dancing Girl Press, 2011) and has two full-length collections of poetry forthcoming in 2014. Berger also teaches writing and film classes in the English Department at Pace University and works as a private writing tutor.

Nicholas Adamski was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. After living abroad in Italy and India, Adamski turned his focus to New York City, where he moved in 2005 to pursue an MFA at The New School University where he met his business partner, Stephanie Berger.