I want a president: Transcript of a Rally documents an afternoon of readings, speeches, and performances on Nov. 6, 2016, on the Highline.
Two days before the general election, the event convened artists, poets, and performers to reflect on political leadership and community action in relation to Zoe Leonard’s 1992 text I want a president.
The participants were 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.
The publication is edited by Dancing Foxes Press and designed by Joseph Logan Design.
A pdf of the book is available free download, here is the link.
Hard copies of the book will be available this week through various independent bookstores and nonprofits.
Priced on a sliding scale $1–10, with all proceeds donated to nonprofit and activist organizations that work for the people and rights under threat from the incoming administration.
We invite you to bring copies down to DC + raise funds for a cause you want to support.
If you’d like to do this, it’s easy:
1. choose a nonprofit you want to support
2. pick up 10 - 20 copies (please take what you think you can place.) books will be available thursday + friday 10–6 at addresses below
3. sell to friends/collegues/fellow marchers
4. donate the cash
Pick up place is:
Dancing Foxes Press
387A Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11238
Hauser + Wirth
511 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
Karen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara – Sara Rosenblum - email@example.com
or Kate – Katharine Abrams - firstname.lastname@example.org
and let them know how many copies you want.