Amanda Chiado's poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart, and Best of the Net. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and California College of the Arts where she was a poetry editor for Eleven Eleven Journal. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in Best New Poets, Witness, Cimarron Review, Fence, and It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip Hop, among others. Her flash fiction has appeared in Word Riot, Cheap Pop and Hermeneutic Chaos. She works for the San Benito County Arts Council, is an active California Poet in the Schools, and edits for Jersey Devil Press and Weave. She lives with her husband and two children in rural Hollister, California where she sings, dances and collects horror-movie memorabilia. Visit her at www.amandachiado.com .