The Poetry Brothel: Mystical Medicine Tour

Wednesday March 22nd




8pm - 19+

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Vancouver, vanguard, vainglory, holy of holy of holy, The Poetry Brothel comes to you for once, wholly, our hats are in our hands and our words swoop toward your lands like double crested cormorants. We have spread our wings against your shore and opened wide our chests, we implore you, take us sweetly into the parlors of yours. The gaslight will flicker, loves, against the night and your lashes will turn silver and gold and bright in the soft light of this dancing flame. Let us tame you, northern tribe, imbibe our sweet inscription, it’s the night and turning loves, we cheer your predilection, we embrace your every vice. Our vices tonight will include musical act Tarran the Tailor, burlesque beauty Ariel Helvetica, performance duo Johnny Nuriel & Isaiah Esquire, tarot, vaudeville, and of course, poetry. Vancouver, join us. We yearn for your affliction.

General Admission tickets are $20. A limited number of $65 VIP tickets are also available, which include reserved priority seating, two private reading tokens included, and a VIP gift bag. Evening wear and themed costumes are encouraged but not required. This event is 19+.

The Poetry Brothel is a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. Based in concept on the fin-de-siecle bordellos in New Orleans and Paris, many of which functioned as safe havens for fledgling, avant-garde artists, The Poetry Brothel’s “Madame” presents a rotating cast of poets as “whores,” each operating within a carefully constructed character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private, one-on-one poetry readings in back rooms. For a small fee, all of the “poetry whores” are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true brothel needs a good cover; The Poetry Brothel’s is an immersive cabaret, offering a full bar, live jazz, burlesque dancers, painters, and fortune-tellers, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event. For complete event details, please visit