Emma Aylor is a poet from rural Virginia. Her poems have appeared in New England Review, AGNI, Colorado Review, Poetry Daily, the Yale Review Online, the Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere; scholarly work has been published in Edith Wharton Review. The recipient of Shenandoah’s 2020 Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets and a semifinalist for 92Y’s 2022 Discovery Poetry Contest, she holds a BA in English with highest honors from the College of William & Mary and an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington–Seattle. Emma lives in Lubbock, Texas, where she is a PhD student and teacher of creative writing and literature at Texas Tech University.

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