Emma Aylor’s poems appear or are forthcoming in Pleiades, New Ohio Review, the Cincinnati Review, Sixth Finch, and Salt Hill, among other journals, and she received Shenandoah’s 2020 Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets. She holds an MFA from the University of Washington and a BA from the College of William & Mary. Originally from Bedford County, Virginia, she lives in Lubbock, Texas, and is a PhD candidate at Texas Tech University.

Photo: Laura Aylor