Amy Woolard is a legal aid attorney working on civil rights policy & legislation in Virginia as director of policy of the Legal Aid Justice Center. Her debut poetry collection, Neck of the Woods, received the 2018 Alice James Award from Alice James Books and was published in April 2020. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry & elsewhere, while her essays and reporting have been featured in publications such as Slate, The Guardian, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Published Works

Neck of the Woods


SHELF LIFE—Felon: A Reading & Conversation with Reginald Dwayne Betts

Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts will discuss his latest collection, Felon, in a reading and conversation with Amy Woolard, including a contemplation of civic participation accessible to those who have been …

February 4, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM

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