Performing at Drag Me To Salem!

The Poetry Brothel Boston chapter celebrates pride with a special emphasis on the divine art of drag! I’ll be performing my poetry and offering tarot readings 🧙🏽‍♂️

Don your best high femme, divine masc, non-binary, and gender fluid lewks and fly that freak flag in all its glorious colors with us. Celebrate the glittery patina of performance at our mainstage, then cozy up in a private room with the poet of your choice to unveil the many layers underneath. The show is Friday June 30th at Diehl Marcus in Salem, MA. Doors at 7:30 PM, show starts promptly at 8 PM. VIP tickets include premium seating, a swag bag of mystery surprises, and two tokens for private a reading. 🌈

At The Poetry Brothel, a “madam” presents a rotating cast of poets, artists, and artisans who operate within self-constructed character, “erupting into verse in public and luring guests into back rooms for private readings,” as described in The New Yorker. Central to The Poetry Brothel experience is the creation of character, which for each artist serves as disguise and freeing device, enabling The Poetry Brothel to be a place of uninhibited creative expression in which artists and audience members alike can communicate more authentically.Artists performing with the Brothel are women, men, folx, people of color, queer, straight, emerging, established, local, and international. Their characters are faeries, sea creatures, witches, aliens, virgins, whores, and everything in between. Some of the artists within The Poetry Brothel universe perform sex work in their off-hours. The Poetry Brothel uses its platform to support sex workers and to educate audiences about the sex industry. ❤️

Come one, come all. It’s going to be a fabulous night ✨

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About Jessica Reidy

Jessica Reidy worked on her MFA in Fiction at Florida State University and holds a B.A. from Hollins University. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and has appeared in Narrative Magazine as Short Story of the Week, The Los Angeles Review, The Missouri Review, and other journals. She’s Managing Editor for VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, Art Editor for The Southeast Review, Visiting Professor for the Cambridge Writers' Workshop retreats, Outreach Editor for Quail Bell Magazine, and works as an adjunct professor and a freelance editor and writer. She also teaches yoga and works her Romani (Gypsy) family trades, fortune telling, energy healing, and dancing. Jessica is currently writing her first novel set in post-WWII Paris about Coco Charbonneau, the half-Romani burlesque dancer and fortune teller of Zenith Circus, who becomes a Nazi hunter. Visit her online at

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