Emma Aylor’s poetry has appeared in New England Review, AGNI, Colorado Review, Poetry Daily, the Yale Review Online, the Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere, and her scholarly work has been published in Edith Wharton Review. She received Shenandoah’s 2020 Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets and was named a semifinalist for 92Y’s 2022 Discovery Poetry Contest, and she holds a BA in English with highest honors from the College of William & Mary and an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington. Originally from Bedford County, Virginia, she currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, where she is a PhD student and teacher of creative writing and literature at Texas Tech University.

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Photo: Laura Aylor