The Poetry Project


Book Launch for Earth Room by Rachel Mannheimer

The Poetry Project hosts a reception and reading for the launch of Rachel Mannheimer’s Earth Room, selected by Louise Glück for the inaugural Bergman Prize, and the first book published by Changes. In lyric work of tremendous precision and tenderness, Earth Room unfolds as a book-length series of encounters with performance, sculpture, and land art. Across time and travel, Mannheimer brings deeply moving and original attention to culture, love, and environment as critical sites of contact.

With readings from Rachel Mannheimer, Terrance Hayes, Maggie Millner, and Jenny Xie.

7:00pm, reception in the Garden at St. Mark's
8:00pm, reading in the Parish Hall

A live stream of this event can be accessed here. Edited recordings will be shared after the event.

This is tentatively planned as a live indoor event at St. Mark’s Church. We are following guidelines laid out by the CDC and the State of New York. These include: limiting the number of attendees to 50% capacity; requiring proof of vaccination be shown at the door upon arrival; and requiring and providing face masks, as well as hand sanitizer stations. Before each event, we will also be conducting rapid tests for all performers and event staff. Attendees are required to register in advance, and contact information is collected at the point of registration in the event that we need to support any public health efforts around contact tracing. We are committed to the safety of our performers, audience, and event staff, and will be fully prepared to update any of these plans and protocols as circumstances continue to evolve. We are grateful to attendees for helping us maintain safety within our present public health context, and look forward to holding meaningful shared listening space together.

Please arrive prepared to show proof of vaccination and a photo ID at the door. Proof of vaccination may be in the form of your vaccination card (or a picture of your card), the NYC Covid Safe app, or the Excelsior app. If, for medical reasons, you have not been vaccinated, you may instead bring documentation of a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours.