A MEMORY OF THE 90’S. 1989.


Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1989
10.5 x 8.2cm, 4pp purple outer folder. Internally a 10.5 x 8.2cm, 4pp sheet with a poem

A Memory of the 90’s
exquisite bloater

The decade is being compared to a cured herring. Given the date of publication Finaly presumably is referring to the 1890s – a decade that sometimes referred to as the “Mauve Decade” because of William Henry Perkin’s aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that colour in fashion (and the folder here is indeed purple) and also as the “Gay Nineties” because of a perceived happiness despite the economic depression in the USA and elsewhere hence “exquisite”. An “bloater” perhaps refers to the way such memories are dry and distant.
This was one of a series of “poems in folders”. VG+.

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