Emma Aylor is a poet in Lubbock, Texas. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in 32 Poems, New Ohio Review, Sycamore Review, Pleiades, Colorado Review, and The Cincinnati Review, among other journals. 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–Seattle. She is a PhD student at Texas Tech University, where she also teaches first-year writing and coordinates the Young Writers Workshop.