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.