As the impressment of American sailors dropped
the British another rung down the ladder of states,
all the way down to Pirate’s Cove,
The impressment of poetry* shall dunk the
American academy lower still – it’ll
be deep-sixed, by Jove.
*Since the 1970 expose´ of the Famous Writer’s School, more than 800 “creative writing” programs have sprung up on American college campuses.