Amy Woolard is a writer and legal-aid attorney working on juvenile justice, school discipline, 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 VQR, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, Fence, and in the Best New Poets 2013 and 2015 anthologies, and elsewhere. She’s been awarded poetry prizes by Indiana Review and Puerto del Sol, and a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. Her essays have run on Slate, Pacific Standard, the Rumpus, and elsewhere.