Poetry Brothel @Ten Club Amsterdam
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The Poetry Brothel is an immersive literary cabaret nightclub where jazz musicians, burlesque dancers, tarot readers and other vagabonds mingle and perform, but poetry holds centre stage. Poets are available for private readings. In this edition, we will explore the visionary depths of madness brought to us by the systematically deranged. From Baudelaire to Burroughs, literary figures have often relied on a certain form of poison to inspire their creative methods. Rimbaud – often in a single poem – would both crave and condemn the effects of liquor, drugs or transcendental beliefs. Journeying through the realms of the occult, the psychedelic and their influence on the works of Byron, Yeats, Burroughs, Thompson and others, our visiting poets will confront us with works produced in an altered state of consciousness.