I want a President: Transcript of a Rally, November 6, 2016

Zoe Leonard’s poem, artwork, manifesto, was first written in 1992, during the AIDS crisis and for the back cover of a magazine that folded before the text got printed. It then circulated among friends, was posted on Leonard’s refrigerator and was shown in an exhibition before being published as a postcard insert in a 2006 issue of LTTR – so we might find it in the PABD archive. Last November it was pasted billboard size on the Highline in New York. The book publishes transcripts of readings and performances that took place there, two days before the US election. The book is made to be widely disseminated. In the words of Sharon Hayes: ‘sharing, processing’ is a way to ‘respond, mourn, resist, strategize’.

Title: I want a President: Transcript of a Rally, November 6, 2016
Author: Zoe Leonard
Editor: Karen Kelly and Barbara Schroeder (Dancing Foxes Press)
Designer: Joseph Logan Design
Contributors: Sharon Hayes, Zoe Leonard, Fred Moten & Stefano Harney, Wu Tsang, Morgan Bassichis, Mel Elberg, Malik Gaines, Alexandro Segade, Layli Long Soldier, Pamela Sneed, Eileen Myles, Justin Vivian Bond & Nath Ann Carrera
Publisher: High Line, Dancing Foxes Press and Badlands Unlimited
Publisher location: New York, US and New York, US
Date: 2017
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