The collage is a visual review and homage to John Ashbery’s poem “The Dream of a Rarebit Fiend” in his new collection, Breezeway. For a far more cogent response to Breezeway, read Mark Kerstetter’s typically perceptive commentary here.
The title of the poem comes from a 1906 silent film. (Per the commentary accompanying the video, “The Carport Theatre has taken this silent classic and added period music and audio effects from their vast library of sounds.”)
The Dream of the Rarebit Fiend, performed by the Edison Military Band
Credits: The quotations may be found at the links indicated in the text. The text used in the collage is taken from the poem. The collage and its photographic image, as always on the blog unless otherwise indicated, are mine.