Poet. Writer. Teacher. Arts Advocate.
"Amanda Chiado's poem 'Honey in Fur' builds itself towards a crescendo of word images that take artfully unexpected snapshots of sexual desire.
-Michael Alexander Chaney, Fugitive Vision
"Amanda Chiado is a force to be reckoned with. In her poems you might find zombies, guns and knives, a certain sexiness and edge, even Houdini. You never really know what to expect in a Chiado poem, except that you'll be surprised and unsettled."
-Cathy Barber, Poet & Humorist
"Amanda Chiado has an uncanny ability to land on the word that is both fitting and unexpected. With their vivid sensory details and subtle musicality, her poems demonstrate a serious attention to craft while still feeling tremendously alive."
-Laura Garrison, Jersey Devil Press