Available to come to book groups? Yes
Available to give talks? Yes
Available for school visits? Yes
I am married with four children and ten grandchildren and have lived in York for nearly forty years. I now tutor in Creative Writing for York University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning having recently retired from secondary school teaching, most recently at Joseph Rowntree School, All Saints RC School and York College. I received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2010 and while teaching at All Saints and York College a number of my pupils were successful in the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Awards. I have run poetry workshops in schools for the Poetry Society.
I am the Poetry Society Stanza rep for York and I also write a regular poetry blog for the website YorkMix.
I have been writing poetry for about twenty years and have been published in magazines such as Poetry Review, Poetry News, the Rialto, The North, Smiths Knoll, Magma and Mslexia. I have won a number of first prizes including the Bridport Prize, the Yorkshire Open Poetry Competition and the Bronte Society Literary Competition.
I have twice been a winner in the Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition and Smith/Doorstop have published two pamphlets and a full-length collection: Unscheduled Halt (2005), Skylight (2009) and A Guided Tour of the Ice House (2011). All three titles are available from Smith/Doorstop Books, Sheffield.
In addition to writing about love, loss, family etc. I enjoy writing about art and place. A number of my poems are about places in York and in Yorkshire and I recently won a prize in the Keats/Shelley Competition with a poem about the stained glass in York Minster.
A Guided Tour of the Ice House
Smith/Doorstop, 2011. Paperback
Reviews: ‘Bromley’s strong, courageous work can carry readers to unexpected, transforming destinations.’ Alison Brackenbury, Poetry Review
‘An engaging collection, infused with the wit and pathos of the everyday. There is something undeniably very attractive about Bromley’s understated approach and clear-eyed focus. The ordinary is what makes her special.’ Kathryn Gray, Magma
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