Emily Sun in Conversation with Alice Pung

Readings Online Event: Tuesday 6 July, 6.30pm

Emily Sun is an emerging writer and poet who entered the Deborah Cass Prize for Writing in 2018, gaining second place.  

Her debut poetry collection Vociferate | was published by Fremantle Press in June. In it Emily explores the complexities of national and transnational identities, reflects upon the concept of belonging, and questions what it means to be Asian-Australian.

Writer Tracy Ryan states “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.”

Be prepared for a lively conversation between Emily and Alice Pung (an inaugural DCP judge). Gain insight into this remarkable collection where Alice finds “every poem like a little grenade, sometimes filled with sizzling rage, sometimes wry humour, but always with expansive wit and erudition.”  

Emily was born in Hong Kong, lived in England from the age of three, and at eight years old immigrated with her family to Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar (Perth, Western Australia). Her poetry and prose have been published in various journals and anthologies including MeanjinGrowing Up Asian in AustraliaCordite Poetry Review and Australian Poetry Journal. Emily is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia.

There is no charge for this online event, but bookings are essential: https://www.readings.com.au/event/emily-sun-in-conversation-0