The Poetry Society of Los Angeles

Writing & Performance

The Poetry Society of Los Angeles is a Writing & Performance project whose mission is to provide a creative platform for experimental literary and performance art in Tinsel Town and beyond.  

The Poetry Society of Los Angeles produces popular intreractive events called Typewriters Anonymous as well as intimate workshops exploring writing and creative practices.  Members of the Poetry Society of Los Angeles include noted performance artists, poets, authors, actors, and musicians.

 

photo by Katherine Unger

About the Poetry Society
of Los Angeles

The Poetry Society of Los Angeles harnesses the creativity of a cross section of performance disciplines to bring new styles to audiences in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond. We produce interactive poetry events called Typewriters Anonymous, and offer writing and performance workshops for all ages. Traditions in performance poetry, ensemble theater, structures that liberate, and many writing practices come together to be enjoyed in a multitude of media.


The Band of Poets, Muses, and Music

ELISABETH NAILS: activist, director, firecracker.

ELISABETH NAILS: activist, director, firecracker.

PHILLIP T. NAILS. Poet. Actor. Collector. Lover.

PHILLIP T. NAILS. Poet. Actor. Collector. Lover.

Creative Empowerment Coach and performer DIANA RIVERA sets hearts on fire.  

Creative Empowerment Coach and performer DIANA RIVERA sets hearts on fire.  

Danielle Franzen is Velvet Undergarments made the unconventional choice to run away from the circus to be a Poetry Whore. Poor, obscure, and prophetic she has traveled the world collecting fabrics of the soul. 

Danielle Franzen is Velvet Undergarments

made the unconventional choice to run away from the circus to be a Poetry Whore. Poor, obscure, and prophetic she has traveled the world collecting fabrics of the soul. 

STEVEN GRAY's honeyed words melt the fog of San Francisco.

STEVEN GRAY's honeyed words melt the fog of San Francisco.


Associated Projects

Prostíbulo Poético Barcelona

Prostíbulo Poético Barcelona

Prostibulo Poetico Madrid/ Poetry Brothel Madrid

Prostibulo Poetico Madrid/ Poetry Brothel Madrid

Burdel Poético Bogotá

Burdel Poético Bogotá

Philly Poetry Brothel

Philly Poetry Brothel

New Orleans Poetry Brothel

New Orleans Poetry Brothel

Poetry Brothel of Kingston, NY

Poetry Brothel of Kingston, NY

Rhizomatic Arts

Rhizomatic Arts

Owl Post Calligraphy

Owl Post Calligraphy

Poesiebordell Zurich

Poesiebordell Zurich

The Poetry Brothel (NYC)

The Poetry Brothel (NYC)

The Poetry Society of Los Angeles is deeply indebted to The Poetry Society of New York, the founders of the Poetry Brothel, who provide continuing inspiration and support from coast to coast.  


Consigliere - Advisors & Supporters

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Matt Miller, filmmaker

Matt Walker, filmmaker

Danielle Franzen

Lulu Kornspan

Len Shneyder

Morris Jameson

Allison Wyper