Emma Aylor’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, New Ohio Review, Mid-American Review, Pleiades, and the Cincinnati Review, among other journals. The recipient 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–Seattle. She grew up in Bedford County, Virginia, and lives in Lubbock, Texas, where she is a PhD student in English and creative writing at Texas Tech University.