Australian Release: 2 June 2021
North American Release: 2 September 2021
‘Ranging across continents, cultures and languages, Vociferate is a bold poetic venture, grounded in the multiple and the eclectic, from classical music to popular film, from literature through ordinary suburban living. No subject, no assumption, is left untouched by Emily Sun’s ironic, questing visions. She is a genuinely new and distinctive presence in Australian poetry.’
‘Every poem here is like a little grenade, sometimes filled with sizzling rage, sometimes wry humour, but always with expansive wit and erudition. Vociferate is polemical, personal and political. Be prepared to be blown away!’
There is a restlessness to Sun’s dynamic pursuit, questioning our desire to ‘privilege the light / even though it’s the sun that burns’ and wryly reminding us that ‘identity is malleable / do you have the luxury of fate?’. In the same stroke, Vociferate touches its reader with its tenderness and sparkling sense of humour, punctuated by inside jokes and a mischievous love for the irreverent.