Stephen Paul Miller


          —after Frank O’Hara, “Poem [Lana Turner Has Collapsed!]”

Hillary Clinton has collapsed!
I’m half asleep in my car.
My air conditioner is on and
the radio says it is hot but
it’s not hot and
I’m in a hurry to
read on Fire Island and
and I’m late and
suddenly I hear
It is hot at ground zero
but not that hot
I’ve been tired
and nearly dozed off
but never passed out
oh Hillary Clinton you’re going to lose get up!

Stephen Paul Miller’s seven poetry books include Being with a Bullet (Talisman) and There’s Only One God and You’re Not It (Marsh Hawk Press). His scholarly works include The Seventies Now (Duke University Press). He’s a Professor of English at St. John’s University in New York City.
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Susan Lewis ( is the editor of Posit ( and the author of ten books and chapbooks, including Zoom, winner of the 2017 Washington Prize, Heisenberg's Salon, This Visit, and State of the Union. Her poetry has appeared in such places as The Awl, Berkeley Poetry Review, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Cimarron, Gargoyle, The Journal, New American Writing, The New Orleans Review, Prelude, Raritan, Seneca Review, So to Speak, Verse, Verse Daily, and VOLT.