Poet. W‚Äčriter. Teacher. Arts Advocate.

Jersey Devil Press

Amanda Chiado is the author of Vitiligod:  The Ascension of Michael Jackson (Dancing Girl Press, 2016).  Her poetry and fiction is forthcoming or appears in Paper Darts, Cheap Pop, Jersey Devil Press, Arcana:  The Tarot Poetry Anthology, All We Can Hold:  A Collection of Poetry on Motherhood and many others.  Her poem "The Devil Has Taken His Dress Off" won the Molotov Cocktail Shadow Poetry Award.

Amanda is writer, credentialed teacher and arts advocate. She is the Program Manager for the San Benito County Arts Council and is an active California Poet in the Schools.

She holds degrees from the University of New Mexico and California College of the Arts in addition to be a credential teacher.  She edits for  Jersey Devil Press.

Her work has garnered support from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, The Creative Capacity Fund and her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.


Amanda Chiado