Emma Aylor is a poet from rural Virginia. Her work has appeared in 32 Poems, Northwest Review, Fairy Tale Review, Pleiades, 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 lives in Lubbock, Texas, where she is a PhD student in creative writing at Texas Tech University.