June Sylvester Saraceno

Sierra Nevada College 999 Tahoe Blvd
Incline Village, NV 89451
(775) 831-1314

Author's Bio

June Sylvester Saraceno is the author of two poetry collections, "Altars of Ordinary Light" and "of Dirt and Tar," as well as a chapbook of prose poems, "Mean Girl Trips." She is English Program Chair and Professor in Humanities at Sierra Nevada College, Tahoe. 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. She is the founding editor (1990) of the Sierra Nevada Review, a literary journal.

Publications and Prizes

Altars of Ordinary Light
(Plain View Press, 2007)
, Mean Girl Trips
(Pudding House Publications, 2006)
, of Dirt and Tar
(Cherry Grove Collections, 2014)
A Bird as Black as the Sun
(Green Poet Press, 2011)
, Changing Harm to Harmony
(Marin Poetry Center Press, 2014)
, Intimate Kissses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure
(New World Library, 2001)
, Passionate Hearts: The Poetry of Sexual Love
(New World Library, 1996)
American Journal of Nursing, Ash Canyon Review, Belle Reve Literary Journal, Birmingham Poetry Review, California Quarterly, Common Ground Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Ginosko Literary Journal, Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, IthacaLit, Maverick Magazine, Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations, Northwind, Pedestal Magazine, Penny Ante Feud, Poetry Motel Wallpaper, Poetry Quarterly, Quicksilver, Santa Fe Writers Project, Silk Road, Smartish Pace, Southwestern American Literature, Steel Toe Review, Sunspinner, Tar River Poetry Review, Meadow, The Rebel, Thin Air, Third Wednesday, Two Hawks Quarterly, Up the Staircase, Village Rambler, Worcester Review, Word Riot, Work
Prizes Won: 
Awarded the Nazir and Mary Ansari Gold Medal for Distinguished Teaching (2014) 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.

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet
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Born in: 
Elizabeth City, United States
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Last updated: Feb 11, 2016