Emma Aylor’s poems appear or are forthcoming in Pleiades, the Cincinnati Review, Sixth Finch, Puerto del Sol, and Salt Hill, among other journals, and she received Shenandoah’s 2020 Graybeal-Gowan Prize for Virginia Poets. She holds an MFA from the University of Washington. Raised in Bedford County, Virginia, she currently lives in Seattle.

Volunteer Park, Seattle; photo by Laura Aylor