Nellie Cole began writing poetry while studying Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham. Her work has appeared in anthologies such as This is Not Your Final Form (The Emma Press, 2017), and The Poetry of the Black Country (Offa’s Press, 2017). Her debut pamphlet, Bella (Offa’s Press, 2018), has been described as having ‘a mature and compassionate sensibility and an enviable gift for language’. She currently leads the monthly writing workshop ‘Pen to Paper’ at Birmingham Museum, and works freelance as a poetry mentor. Her second manuscript, a wider exploration of themes touched upon in Bella.