Rachel Mannheimer with Richie Hofmann, Earth Room [Cambridge]

Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome Rachel Mannheimer for her debut, Earth Room, called "a lesson in how to make something of where we find ourselves" by Nobel Prize winning poet Louise Glück. Richie Hofmann will be joining the author in conversation. This event will take place on Thursday, May 12 at 7pm at Porter Square Books: Cambridge Edition. Please RSVP below if you plan to attend!

Selected by Nobel Laureate Louise Gluck as Winner of the inaugural Bergman Prize, Rachel Mannheimer's debut, Earth Room, is a dazzling book-length narrative poem that explores with tenderness how art and love intersect to make one's life. Transporting the reader across decades and from the Moon to Mars by way of Alaska, Berlin, and the Hudson Valley, Earth Room considers a lineage of sculpture, performance, and land art--from Robert Smithson to Pina Bausch--with observations shaped by gender and environment, history and portents of apocalypse. With an urgent, direct, and unmistakably powerful voice, Mannheimer tests the line between nature and culture, ordinary life and performance. A work of sly wit and bracing sincerity, Earth Room is an original, unsparing book that Louise Gl ck calls "a lesson in how to make something of where we find ourselves.

Rachel Mannheimer was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and lives in New Haven, Connecticut, where she works as a literary scout and as a senior editor for The Yale Review. Her first book,  Earth Room, was selected by Louise Glück as the inaugural winner of the Bergman Prize, and will be published by Changes in April 2022.

Richie Hofmann’s new book of poems,  A Hundred Lovers, is out now from Knopf. He is the author of  Second Empire (2015), and his poetry appears recently in  The New Yorker,  The New York Review of Books, and  The Yale Review. He teaches at Stanford University.

Event date: 

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140

RSVP Form: 

RSVP to attend Rachel Mannheimer, Earth Room [Cambridge]

Interested in joining our in-person event on 5/12 with Rachel Mannheimer? Please RSVP here to reserve your spot!

Attendees should note the following in-person event guidelines:

-Attendees must wear a mask at all times during the event.

-Proof of vaccination must be shown upon arrival at the event (a vaccination card, online vaccination record, or photo of your vaccine card are all fine - please have this handy, as well as a form of ID, as we check you in).

-Distanced seating will be provided. Porter Square Books will be open all day so feel free to come early to browse, but you’ll be able to take your seats starting at 6:45 pm. The talk will begin at 7pm, and conclude at 8pm. A signing line will follow the talk.

We thank you for respecting the safety of our community and staff by following these guidelines. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions at catherine@portersquarebooks.com

Thanks so much for your support  - we truly can’t wait to host you!

Earth Room Cover Image
ISBN: 9781955125109
Availability: In Stock-Click Title to See Store Inventory
Published: Changes Pub. - April 5th, 2022

A Hundred Lovers: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593320983
Availability: In Stock-Click Title to See Store Inventory
Published: Knopf - February 8th, 2022