June Sylvester Saraceno

June Sylvester Saraceno

Program Director


June Sylvester Saraceno is author of the novel, Feral, North Carolina, 1965, as well as the full-length poetry collections The Girl From Yesterday (Cherry Grove Collections 2020), Altars of Ordinary Light (Plain View Press, 2007), and Of Dirt and Tar ((Cherry Grove Collections, 2014). Her chapbook Mean Girl Trips was published in fall 2006 by Pudding House Press.

Her work has appeared in various journals including American Journal of Nursing, California Quarterly, The Pedestal, Silk Road, Smartish Pace, Southwestern American Literature, Tar River Poetry, The Rumpus, and others; and several anthologies including A Bird as Black as the Sun: California Poets on Crows and Ravens; Intimate Kisses: the poetry of sexual pleasure; Passionate Hearts: the poetry of sexual love, and Tahoe Blues.

June is originally from Elizabeth City, North Carolina. She is the founding editor of the Sierra Nevada Review literary magazine, and the founder, director, and fairy godmother of the Writers in the Woods literary speaker series.


  • MFA, Creative Writing, Bowling Green State University