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Not the cocaine but
the extravagance of flowers
for those five vases
the way he ordered
sweaters in every colour
of finest cashmere
not giving a thought
to where the money had gone
until she went too.
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 prizes, including the Bridport, 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. Her first full-length collection, A Guided Tour of the Ice House, was published in 2011.
Her website: www.carolebromleypoetry.co.uk
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