Emma Aylor was raised in Bedford County, Virginia. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, Pleiades, New Ohio Review, the Cincinnati Review, and DIAGRAM, among other journals, and she received Shenandoah’s 2020 Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets. She holds a BA in English from the College of William & Mary and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Washington–Seattle. She lives in Lubbock, Texas, where she is a PhD student in English and creative writing at Texas Tech University.