Moving. Bernadette Mayer. Angel Hair Books. 1971.


Angel Hair Books, 1971. Item #796

Saddle-stitched in wrappers. Cover by Ed Bowes, drawings by Rosemary Mayer. This is from an edition of 700 copies with a special edition of 26 lettered and signed by the poet. Bernadette Mayer writes, "Moving was written as an attempt to write only when absolutely necessary. I was certain I didn't want to write out of a desire for a job, something to do, or, worse, love of being an artist. So whenever I felt compelled, I would type a page or so and put them on top of my desk … One day Anne Waldman came to visit and saw all the papers and decided to publish them." (The Angel Hair Anthology, p. 590) Near fine.