Carole Bromley and ‘The Stonegate Devil’

Carole Bromley is the new Featured Writer and I feel very privileged to show her work on this site.  I met Carole on 52, the poetry site that was run by Jo Bell and who gave us a prompt for each week of the year. In the end it lasted for a 15 months and Carole must have written a poem almost every day as well as being an indefatigable commenter and liker. She always made you feel supported.   So I feel as if I ‘know’ her a bit even though we have never met.  But you can see that she is rather eminent from her biography…. published four times by Smith/Doorstep and a serial winner of competitions.  Her light touch is deceptive: the natural ease is always finely judged.

Whatever Carole touches seems to turn into poetry. Words are breath to her,  always beautifully crafted and often very unsettling.

There are plenty of great accolades that sing her praises far better than I can so here are some from The Poetry Business site:

‘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 focus.’
– Kathryn Gray, Magma
‘She gets under the skin of her subject in an impressively direct and
imaginative way.’
—Don Paterson

About Rebecca Gethin

Rebecca Gethin is a poet and a novelist. Cinnamon Press published her third collection, All the Time in the World in 2017. Another pamphlet is forthcoming with Three Drops Press. Her second novel, What the horses heard, was published by Cinnamon Press in May 2014. Her second poetry collection - A Handful of Water - was published by Cinnamon in 2013. Her first - River is the Plural of Rain - was published by Oversteps Books in 2009. Her novel Liar Dice won the Cinnamon Press Novel Writing Award in 2010 and was published in 2011. She lives on Dartmoor and writes occasional pieces about wildlife and nature. Her poems appear in a variety of poetry magazines and in several anthologies.
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3 Responses to Carole Bromley and ‘The Stonegate Devil’

  1. Nice to hear from you Carolyn and thanks for sharing.

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