the Poetry Brothel

The Poetry Brothel, a unique and immersive poetry experience, takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Poetry Brothel presents poets as high courtesans who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on couches, chaise lounges and in private rooms. The Poetry Brothel is a place of uninhibited creative expression in which the poets and clients can be themselves in private.

The Poetry Brothel “whores” kindly participated in this cinematographic piece and acted as the poets who unveiled the four tales of Cabaret Desire to the audience. Their words introduced each short film and brought a special atmosphere to the whole project. Watch a special reportage about them.