poems by Amanda Chong
published by Ten Year Series
(an imprint of Math Paper Press)


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.

- paperback: 61 pages
- product dimensions: 125 x 210 mm

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