Poet. W​riter. Teacher. Arts Advocate.

​​Amanda Chiado

Jersey Devil Press

Amanda Chiado is the author of the chapbook Vitiligod:  The Ascension of Michael Jackson (Dancing Girl Press, 2016).  Her poetry and fiction is forthcoming or appears in Ghost Parachute, Vine Leaves Press, 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, 2016.

Amanda is writer, teacher and arts advocate. She is the Director of Arts Education 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, the Highlights Foundation and The Luna Dance Institute.  Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.