This selection comes from Love & a Loaded Gun, available from Minerva Rising Press. Order your copy here.
Emily Rose Cole is the author of a chapbook, Love & a Loaded Gun, from Minerva Rising Press. She has received awards from Jabberwock Review, Philadelphia Stories, and the Academy of American Poets. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2018, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Pinch, and Southern Indiana 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.
Samantha Edmonds‘ work appears or is forthcoming in Mississippi Review, Black Warrior Review, Pleiades, The Pinch, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among others. She serves as the Fiction Editor for Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts, the Community Outreach Director for Sundress Academy for the Arts, and is an MFA candidate at the University of Tennessee. She currently lives in Knoxville.Visit her online at: www.samanthaedmonds.com