The famed poem ‘I want a Dyke for President’ by Zoe Leonard can now be read from a very big billboard in New York City. In the latest installation, Leonard’s full poem has been blown up to 20-by-30 ft.
It is presented by Friends of the High Line and will open on 11 October, weeks before the US goes to vote in the Presidential election. The poem will also be read at the White House on 16 October.
“I am interested in the space this text opens up for us to imagine and voice what we want in our leaders, and even beyond that, what we can envision for the future of our society. I still think that speaking up is itself a vital and powerful political act,” the poet stated.