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The Poetry Brothel: Penelope (Bloomsday Wrap Party)

  • The Liquor Rooms 6 - 8 Wellington Quay Dublin, County Dublin Ireland (map)

This Bloomsday will see the much anticipated return of the Poetry Brothel following last year's hugely successful 'Nighttown' show, as well as their sold-out Bram Stoker Festival and Easter Sunday specials. Already a hugely celebrated phenomenon in New York, Paris, Barcelona, New Orleans, and Buenos Aires among others, the Poetry Brothel has taken Dublin by storm.

This year's theme is a celebration of the Penelope episode of Ulysses, the stream-of-consciousness soliloquy of the ungirdled Molly Bloom that is as filthy as it is profound. The line-up includes many stars of the growing spoken word movement here in Dublin, as well as the usual mix of theatre, performance, magic and burlesque, to name but a few of the eclectic attractions. The Poetry Brothel is a nightclub where jazz musicians, burlesque dancers, body painters and tarot card readers mingle and perform, but poetry holds centre stage as the headline act. The poets are also available (for a fee) and will read you a poem, one-to-one.

The Poetry Brothel reminds us that poetry can be intimate, that poetry can be boisterous, that poetry can be a wild celebration. So say yes to this Bloomsday celebration of poetry, Joyce and the carnal pleasures of Molly Bloom.