Emily Sun is an emerging writer who lives and works on the unceded lands of the Wadjuk Noongar people.  Her works have been published in various anthologies and journals including Meanjin, Cordite Poetry Review, Australian Poetry Journal, Mascara, Westerly and Growing up Asian in Australia. Emily previously taught English and Literature in the secondary and tertiary education sectors in Perth, Sydney, London and regional Western Australia.  Between 2018 and 2020 she was the first runner-up in the national Deborah Cass Writing Prize, and the recipient of fellowships at both The Katharine Susannah Prichard and Centre for Stories writing centres for her poetry and prose. She is a founding member of  Invincible, a new writing collective based at Goolagatup Heathcoate,.  In 2022, her debut poetry collection Vociferate詠, (Fremantle Press) received a Highly Commended in The Kenneth Slessor Prize (NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry). The book was also shortlisted in the 2022 WA Premier’s Literary Prize for Emerging Writers.

Emily  is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia where she is working on a historical fiction project.


Photograph ©C.Y Sun (b.1933)


Launch Speech by Tracy Ryan  

Exiles and Wanderers“,  Australian Book Review of Vociferate 

WritingWA  Review of Vociferate 

Red Room Poetry Line Break – National Poetry Month 2021 (Reading of poems from Vociferate at 30m12s)

“Points of Emphasis”: John Kinsella Review Essay, Westerly November 2021

Vociferate| Teaching Guide – Classroom Express/Fremantle Press

Readings event: In conversation with Alice Pung 

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

Unpacking Vociferate with Adele Aria – Portside 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.