Emma Aylor is a poet from rural Virginia. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in AGNI, Colorado Review, Poetry Daily, the Yale Review Online, 32 Poems, the Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. The winner of Shenandoah’s 2020 Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets and a finalist for Narrative’s Twelfth Annual Poetry Contest, she holds a BA from the College of William & Mary and an MFA from the University of Washington. She lives in Lubbock, Texas, where she is a PhD student and teacher of creative writing at Texas Tech University.

A woman wearing a blue shirt in front of a background of green kudzu
Photo: Laura Aylor