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Amy Woolard

Amy Woolard is a writer and legal aid attorney working on justice system reform, school-to-prison pipeline, safety net, health, and poverty policy issues in Virginia. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Virginia School of Law. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, Fence, Guernica, and Gulf Coast, among  others. Her essays 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.

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Marriage. A bruise tried to cross me off, but only met me halfway. All bodies
A workshop of what isn’t anymore there. There’s loss & there’s talking

Amy Woolard