Author: SUN EMILY
Publication date: 01/06/2021
Imprint: FREMANTLE PRESS (was FACP)
Publishing status: Active
Vociferate is a collection of poems inspired by Asian-American feminist writers. Like these writers, Sun resists interpellation into both Eurocentric and patriarchal tropes, as she explores the idea of national and transnational identities.
Underpinning the poems is a resistance against Orientalism, and an untangling of what it means to be an Asian-Australian moving through many different geopolitical and social contexts.
The collection has been structured in chronological order – beginning in the late 20th century and ending in 2019, the poems cover the concerns of three life stages- young/early adulthood/middle age.
The poems are mostly in English, but the poet moves between and within languages as the poet explores themes of identity and belonging. The footnotes contain translations of Chinese language words used.