The Stonegate Devil


‘Intriguing, alarming, Bromley’s poems make excellent travelling companions. Her best poems have a beautiful clarity of pattern and her strong, courageous work can carry readers to unexpected, transforming destinations.’
– Alison Brackenbury, Poetry Review

‘Infused with the wit and pathos of the everyday, there is something
undeniably very attractive about Bromley’s understated approach and cleareyed
– Kathryn Gray, Magma

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The Stonegate Devil is Carole Bromley’s second collection. The book has a strong York flavour and explores local places and the stories associated with them as well as the poet’s Yorkshire childhood, coming of age and relationships. There are poems sparked by travels to Ireland, Japan and Australia and others whose subjects are closer to home. A number explore Bromley’s experience of teaching and writing and there are also moving poems about birth and death, especially the loss of a close friend and the poet’s own mother.