Emily Rose Cole is a writer, lyricist, folklore enthusiast, and disability advocate originally from Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Her chapbook of persona poems in the voices of women, Love & a Loaded Gun, was released in 2017 from Minerva Rising Press. She has received awards from Jabberwock Review, Ruminate Magazine, Philadelphia StoriesThe Orison Anthology and the Academy of American Poets. Her poetry has appeared in such magazines as Nimrod,  Mid-American Review, Carve Magazine and Raleigh Review, among others. She holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is pursuing a PhD in poetry and disability studies at the University of Cincinnati.