At the end of Joanna Rothkopf’s thorough retelling of the poet and art writer Eileen Myles’s “revolutionary” 1992 write-in presidential campaign, Myles very measuredly explains why she is voting for Hillary in the present election cycle:
“There’s probably a million reasons why Bernie Sanders is a better candidate, but I’m supporting Hillary because I just want to see a woman sit in the White House once before this empire falls down. And if a woman brings it down, I think that would be cool. I hope she blows it up.”
Eileen Myles: Ready for Hillary.
(As an added bonus, see this 1993 video of Myles reading “An American Poem,” in which the poet asks: “Am I the only one with bleeding gums in this room?”)
— Mostafa Heddaya (@mheddaya)
(Photo: Screenshot of “An American Poem,” 1993, via YouTube)