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Poetry Brothel brings burlesque and books to Paris

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The Madame & Tennessee Pink
The Madame & Tennessee Pink Facebook Page/The Poetry Brothel
By: Anna Polonyi
6 min

Poetry readings are often seen as stuffy, high-brow events. Two US poets are trying to counter that with the Poetry Brothel, a night of burlesque and literature that took off in New York and is now touring across Europe. They hope to shake the dust off the genre.