Theatre and book reviews by Janice Dempsey
The Poetry Brothel, London
We thoroughly enjoyed dressing up and in the personae of "Poetry Courtesans" reading to groups of "punters", at the Water Poet in Folgate Street, London E1, on 8th June. The Madam, Holly, had arranged free Prosecco and nibbles for this launch of the series. Karen McCarthy Wolf read from her book "An Aviary of Small Birds" and there was music at the end of the night. I really enjoyed reading to a small group of lovely "clients", from my collection of humorous poems, "Sticky Ends and Squiggles" and I was very gratified when they asked to buy the copy I read from!
Dónall loved the fishnet tights and eventually learned to walk in those shoes!