Singapore: Math Paper Press, 2016
…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.
Shortlisted for the 2018 Singapore Literature Prize, Amanda Chong's poems observe the doomed practice of the heart: solitary experiences, never fully nor mutually understood until too late.
She walks like a free country: Review of Professions and Caterwaul, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Aug 2018.
New Singapore novels, plays and poetry collections you should read now, SG Asia City, 17 Feb 2017.
Women writers here are emerging into the spotlight, Today, 2 Nov 2016.
International Women's Day Special: Amanda Chong, Prestige, 27 Mar 2017.
The new women writers, Her World, Jul 2017.