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Radar Twenty: Poetry Brothel
What would Guiliani think?! A decade after he outlawed lap dances, a collective of writers have launched a “Poetry Brothel” in Brooklyn. Their mission: to validate the “literal monetary value” of their work while presenting poetry in an “intimate, sensual” setting. Dressed in character, “poetry whores” can be paid extra for private, one-on-one readings with “Johns,” and those attending are encouraged to wear a mask. Sounds like someone invented the perfect get-out-of-jail-free-card. “But Honey, you always said I needed to crack open the Emily Dickinson!”
eGuider: Melissa Roth
Journalist, Author, Web Producer
Melissa Roth has written story extensions and webisodes for HBO shows including Entourage, Big Love, Sex & the City and John from Cincinnati. The author of two books (On the Loose and The Left Stuff), has written for The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and Self magazine. She is currently producing two web series, Miss Beasley's Pick-Up School for Girls and Byron's Barcalounger.