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June Sylvester Saraceno

June Sylvester Saraceno

Author's Bio

June Sylvester Saraceno is English Program Chair and Professor in Humanities at Sierra Nevada College (SNC). In addition to teaching courses in Humanities and English, she developed the BA in English and initiated a BFA in creative writing. Partnering with Brian Turner, she also co-created the low residency MFA in creative writing at SNC. In 2008, she initiated the Writers in the Woods literary speaker series, which has hosted Robert Hass, Tim O’Brien, Patricia Smith and many other writers. She is the founding editor (1990) of the Sierra Nevada Review, a literary journal. Her publications include a poetry collection Altars of Ordinary Light and chapbook Mean Girl Trips, along with numerous works in journals and anthologies. In spring 2014, a new collection of poetry of Dirt and Tar is scheduled for release from Cherry Grove Publications. She plans to spend July 2014 in an artist’s residency at Camac Centre d’Art in Marnay-sur-Seine, France, working on a new book.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
of Dirt and Tar (Cherry Grove Collections, 2014), Altars of Ordinary Light (Plain View Press, 2007), Mean Girl Trips (Pudding House Publications, 2006)
Anthologies:
A Bird as Black as the Sun (Green Poet Press, 2011), Intimate Kissses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure (New World Library, 2001), Passionate Hearts: The Poetry of Sexual Love (New World Library, 1996)
Journals:
American Journal of Nursing, Ash Canyon Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, California Quarterly, Common Ground Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Fifth Wednesday, Ginosko Literary Journal, Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, IthacaLit, Maverick Magazine, Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations, Northwind, Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Motel Wallpaper, Poetry Quarterly, Quicksilver, Silk Road, Smartish Pace, Southwestern American Literature, Steel Toe Review, Sunspinner, Tar River Poetry Review, The Rebel, Third Wednesday, Two Hawks Quarterly, Village Rambler, Word Riot, Work
Prizes:
Recipient of two month-long artist residencies at Camac Centre d’Art, France, 2013 and 2014. Awarded Sierra Artist Grant ($1,000.00) for excellence in literary arts. Outstanding Teacher of the Humanities Award, Nevada Humanities Council, 2013. First Place Poetry Prize in Winter Annual Literary Contest, Moonshine Ink, 2013.

June Sylvester Saraceno Resume

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Listing last updated: March 12, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Born in:
Elizabeth City, NC

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