Reviews and Media
‘These poems hit like sharp little bullets.’
‘She’s the ‘Wandering Minstrel in Translation’ … This is Australian poetry too, with suburban settings providing material for many of the scenarios, though Australia can never simply be home. Place is layered and unstable, as fractured as the language that speaks.’
Emily Sun’s cultural-presumption-shredding Vociferate | 詠
Vociferate touches its reader with its tenderness and sparkling sense of humour,
punctuated by inside jokes and a mischievous love for the irreverent.
‘Emily Sun traverses continents and cultures in a daring poetic venture. History, philosophy, religion, popular culture — nothing is left untouched in a critical pursuit of the politics of identity and belonging, and how we are haunted by the legacy of colonialism. Sun’s poems are sometimes delivered with sizzling rage, sometimes with sparkling humour, but always with formidable intelligence.’
“ There is a quiet rage in the poems as well as a terrible beauty.. We hear so many anodyne accounts of how the world is, but what if the world was exactly how it appears in these poems? Broken, writhing, and electric.”
Exiles and Wanderers, Australian Book Review of Vociferate
WritingWA Reviewof Vociferate
Red Room Poetry Line Break – National Poetry Month 2021 (Reading of poems from Vociferate at 30m12s)
“Points of Emphasis”: John Kinsella (Review) Westerly November 2021
Vociferate|詠 Teaching Guide– Classroom Express/Fremantle Press
Scoring a Poem Q and A with Alice Stephens – Bloom!
These poems hit like sharp little bullets– ABC Radio
ArtBeat RTR Interview with Bec Bowman
Interview with Emily Sun: A vociferous invitation to exist Adele Aria – Portside Review
Underground Writers Review
Meet Emily Sun – Fremantle Press News
Lip Magazine! Q&A with Author Emily Sun
Rock on Kitty Interview
See AustLit: Emily Sun for previous publications and Campsite for events.