- About the Author
At the very start of us, I foresaw
every possible ending.
Professions is a poet's directory of heartbreak. The backbone of this collection is a cycle of fractured relationships, where professional preoccupations tear lovers apart as distrust and incomprehension brew. Set against this are glimpses of indestructible intimacy — between a mother, a granddaughter, and a friend.
Amanda Chong's poems observe the doomed practice of the heart: solitary experiences, never fully nor mutually understood until too late.
Amanda Chong is a lawyer trained in Cambridge and Harvard, who writes poems on her lunch breaks. A winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, her poetry has been engraved on the Marina Bay Helix Bridge and included in the Cambridge International GCSE syllabus.
She is interested in exploring themes of gender and power in both her poetry and academic writing, which has been published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender. Her creative work has appeared in Monocle, the Straits Times and Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. Her first collection of poetry, Professions, was published in 2016 under Math Paper Press's Ten Year Series imprint.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 61
Year Published: 2019
Size: 125mm x 210mm