high seriousness

And none of this is any fun. This review isn’t fun. The strange polarization and antagonism on the list isn’t any fun. Being the David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters at the State University of New York at Buffalo doesn’t sound very fun. Getting published isn’t any fun, getting rejected isn’t any fun, being unemployed isn’t any fun. And such otherwise seemingly playful lines as:

Don't Be So Sure
(Don't Be Saussure)

My cup is my cap
& my cap is my cup
When the coffee is hot
It ruins my hat
We clap and we slap
Have sup with our pap
But won't someone please
Get me a drink

are no more fun than a Shakespeare sonnet when they come delivered with the weight of a book of academic criticism by a famous professor published by The University of Chicago Press.

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