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Isabel Galleymore

Isabel Galleymore lectures at the University of Birmingham.

Poem: ‘No Inclination to Smile’

Isabel Galleymore, 2 August 2018

It came to light that mountains were some of the least despondent land formations, that a surprising number of gales didn’t know what it was to howl. The woebegone voice of the willow confirmed it had no reason to weep. Accordingly, schoolchildren were instructed to rip up their books, releasing alligators from their anger, bees from their busyness, cats from their curiosity […]...

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