Emily Rose Cole is a writer, lyricist, and folklore enthusiast originally from Emmaus, Pennsylvania. She has received awards from Jabberwock Review, Ruminate Magazine, Philadelphia Stories, and the Academy of American Poets, among others. Her poetry has appeared in such magazines as Nimrod, Passages North, Yemassee and Sycamore Review. She holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is now a PhD student at the university of Cincinnati, where she teaches composition and creative writing.