Eruditio ex Memoria. Bernadette Mayer. Angel Hair Books. 1977.

Eruditio ex Memoria.

Angel Hair Books, 1977. Item #803

Side-stapled wrappers. Cover by Bernadette Mayer. This is from an edition of 400 copies, of which 26 are lettered A–Z and signed by the poet. Mayer writes: "Eruditio was done from random pages ripped from my school notebooks … it was fun to write and I think I did it to use the Latin word for memory. … I don't think anybody read it except the publishers and Ted Berrigan. Certainly nobody asked me what it was except of course Ted. It ends with a wonderful conceit about a woman turning away from a bowl and then, ghazal-like, I say my name." (The Angel Hair Anthology, p. 591) Near fine with light toning at spine.