Ceremony Latin (1964)

Bernadette Mayer


New York: Angel Hair Books, 1975. First Edition. Side-stapled softcover. [23]pp., 6.5 x 8 inches

Near Fine. Some rubbing and discoloration to wraps. Mild edgewear and age toning throughout. 

Mayer's first book written, as denoted by the titular date, and her fourth published. 

In a 1989 lecture at Naropa, Mayer describes the volume:

"The structure of this book is simply the duplication of a journal that I kept when I was about 17 [...] so all I did was print the journal itself and the reason I wanted to do it was because the keeping of this journal was what had inspired me to really want to become a poet, so I thought it might be beautiful and useful to other people."