A Guided Tour of the Ice House


‘She creates her emotional effects by wringing pathos from ordinary and familiar facts.’ — Andrew Motion

‘A sort of Elizabeth Bishop atmosphere I felt very much at home in.’ — Selima Hill

‘She gets under the skin of her subject in an impressively direct and imaginative way.’ — Don Paterson

‘The getting of wisdom, for Bromley, has not meant self-satisfaction or the blunting of perception: her poems are wry, funny, cleanly-written, and, especially when their perspectives are long, startlingly fresh and new.’  — Kate Clanchy

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Carole Bromley is married with four children and lives in York. Twice a winner in The Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition, she has two pamphlets with Smith|Doorstop (Unscheduled Halt, 2005, and Skylight, 2009). She has won a number of first prizes, including the Bridport and Yorkshire Open, and her poems have appeared in a range of magazines and anthologies. Carole is a graduate of the MPhil in Writing at Glamorgan University and currently teaches Creative Writing for York University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning.