News

New Anthology
 

I am honored to have a poem included alongside esteemed poets in the new anthology, From the Farther Shore, celebrating Cape Cod and the Islands and published by Bass River Press in collaboration with Calliope Poetry (2021)

Three New Poems in Aji Magazine Fall 2021

 

Here is a link to the online journal and three of my poems published in Aji Magazine (pp. 80, 83, 85)

"There Was Nothing but Land; Not a Country at All," "Midpoint: Lebanon, Kansas," and "The Eallu"

Interviews 

Getting to Know Interview

Mass Poetry, February 2021 

A Conversation with Sharon Tracey by Libby Maxey

The Ekphrastic Review, December 2020

 

Reviews 

 

In the Boston Globe, New England Literary News, January 2021
 

Art in verse

"In her new collection of poetry “Chroma” (Shanti), Sharon Tracey responds to 47 works of art by women artists whose work spans five centuries and 25 countries. In these ekphrastic poems, she is an astute and sensitive reader of paintings. She acts as a sort of visual translator, creating atmosphere and image, making us alert to the relationships at play: viewer with viewed, poet with painting with painter. Her language is fresh and lush. She writes of “paper-flat fields, pearled”; a waterfall is a “lithological myth-maker.” And it’s beautiful to the ear. Listen: “the shapes I love: / ligulate, spikelet, awn. / On the kitchen wall I hang / the sheath and blade.” The collection is broken into four “galleries” which move through time and place, with responses to Agnes Martin and Etel Adnan, and a number of lesser known artists, some of whom are still painting today. And there is wisdom here, too, about the act of not just of looking at a painting, but of looking: “upon entering / a painting: come look, let / something go.” Tracey, who lives in Western Mass, reminds us of the pleasure of pouring oneself into a painting, of what it is to commune with artist, art, and self."

                                                                                  —Nina MacLaughlin, Globe Correspondent

                                                                                          

 

In Mom Egg Review

Review of Chroma by Sherre Vernon

Collaborations

I am a contributing poet to Look Again, A Collaborative Print and Poetry Project by artist and printmaker Julie Lapping Rivera. You can view Julie's artwork and the poems of contributing poets here.

Past Readings 

 

2021     April 28 - Authors Reading from New Collections, Florence Poets Society

2021    April 6 - Featured Writer - Straw Dog Writers Night In 

2020    30 Poems in November Virtual Reading, Center for New Americans

2020    Silkworm 13 Virtual Reading, Florence Poets Society

2019    Arts & Poetry Biennial Reading: From Seed to Fruition, Northampton, Forbes Library

2019    30 Poems in November Reading/Center for New Americans (CNA), Smith College

2019    Silkworm 12 Reading, Lily Library, Northampton

2019    Mom Egg Review Reading, Poets House, New York City 

2018    30 Poems in November Reading/CNA), Smith College

2018    Silkworm 11 Reading, Lily Library, Florence

2018    Compass Roads Reading, The Book Mill, Montague

2018    Compass Roads Reading, Senior Center, Northampton

2017    30 Poems in November Reading/CNA), Smith College

2017    Silkworm 10 Reading, Lily Library, Florence
2017    Featured ReaderStraw Dog Writers Night Out, Northampton

2017    Book Launch, What I Remember Most is Everything, Northampton

2016    Silkworm 9 Reading, Lily Library, Florence

2016    30 Poems in November Reading/CNA, Smith College

2015    30 Poems in November Reading /CNA, Smith College