Emily Rose Cole is a poet, singer, folklore enthusiast, and disability studies scholar. She is originally from Emmaus, Pennsylvania, and but has been happily transplanted to the Midwest for nearly a decade. Her chapbook of persona poems in the voices of mythological and historical women, Love & a Loaded Gun, was released from Minerva Rising Press in 2017. Her poetry has received awards from Jabberwock Review, Ruminate Magazine, Philadelphia Stories, The Orison Anthology and the Academy of American Poets and had been featured in project like American Life in Poetry, Best New Poets 2018, 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, where she is currently a Taft Fellow. She loves accessibility, folk music, weird fairytales, stories about friendship, and, especially, foxes.