Amy Woolard

Amy Woolard is a writer and public policy attorney working on foster care, juvenile justice, poverty, and homelessness issues in Virginia. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Virginia School of Law. Her poems have appeared/are forthcoming in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, Court Green, Fence, Indiana Review, and Best New Poets 2013 and 2015, among others, while her essays have run on Slate, Pacific Standard, The Rumpus, Indiewire, and elsewhere. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Echolalia by Amy Woolard

  [Dorothy, Wicked Witch of the East]   This is the scene where I’m supposed to want to go home. Sometimes your voice is like getting stitches & sometimes it’s like getting stitches removed.   The distance between my lungs & my house is the difference between yellow & gold. […]