is a writer and legal aid attorney working on economic & racial equity/justice policy and legislation in Virginia.
Her forthcoming debut poetry collection, NECK OF THE WOODS, received the 2018 Alice James Award from Alice James Books. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Boston Review, Ploughshares, Fence, Gulf Coast, & Virginia Quarterly Review, & elsewhere, while her essays and reporting have appeared in Slate, The Guardian, Pacific Standard, and The Rumpus, as well as Virginia Quarterly Review, which awarded her the Staige D. Blackford Prize for Nonfiction in 2016.
She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, & the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. You can also find her at amywoolard.me, and on Twitter as @awoo_.