Poetry and Anthologies

Publications Traci Sorell has contributed work to:

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Taking The Mic

I contributed a cinquain for this anthology, featuring a young Cherokee Nation citizen and advocate.

Karen Boss at Charlesbridge has acquired world rights to Taking the Mic, a picture-book anthology edited by Jeanette Bradley, Keila V. Dawson, and Lindsay H. Metcalf, and illustrated by Bradley, featuring 14 young contemporary American activists, each spotlighted by a well-known poet. Subjects include literary activist Marley Dias, water protector Jasilyn Charger, Scouts for Equality founder Zach Wahls, and immigration reformer Viridiana Sanchez Santos. Contributors include Nikki Grimes, Joseph Bruchac, Lesléa Newman, and Guadalupe Garcia McCall. Publication is set for fall 2020; Emily Mitchell at Wernick & Pratt did deal for the co-editors.


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Thanku: Poems of Gratitude

I contributed a cinquain poem to this anthology expressing my gratitude for being a first-generation college graduate.

Carol Hinz at Lerner/Millbrook has bought Thanku: Poems of Gratitude, edited by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Marlena Myles in her picture book debut. The anthology explores themes of thankfulness and gratitude through poems written by contributors including Joseph Bruchac, Margarita Engle, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Naomi Shihab Nye, Charles Waters, and Jane Yolen. Publication is planned for fall 2019; Karen Grencik at Red Fox Literary represented the author, and the illustrator represented herself in the deal for world rights.



Great Morning! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud

(Pomelo Books, 2018)

50+poets wrote 75 poems that support a school culture of kindness, safety, respect & gratitude!