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‘Of Dirt and Tar’ reading to honor National Poetry Month

In choosing Saraceno’s book for publication, Cherry Grove Collections editors noted, “The poems of June Sylvester Saraceno’s ‘Of Dirt and Tar’ concern themselves as much with air and light as with the world’s physical objects, lifting up as much as they dig down and deep.”

In choosing Saraceno’s book for publication, Cherry Grove Collections editors noted, “The poems of June Sylvester Saraceno’s ‘Of Dirt and Tar’ concern themselves as much with air and light as with the world’s physical objects, lifting up as much as they dig down and deep.”

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Join a free community event in honor of National Poetry Month with poet June Sylvester Saraceno.

She will read from her newly released book of poetry, “Of Dirt and Tar,” on Friday, April 4, 6-7 p.m. at Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee campus.

June Sylvester Saraceno is author of “Altars of Ordinary Light,” and a chapbook of prose poems “Mean Girl Trips,” in addition to her latest collection of “Dirt and Tar.” She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University

Currently, she is English Program Chair at Sierra Nevada College where she directs the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and is faculty in the low-residency MFA program. She is founding editor of the Sierra Nevada Review.

Her work has appeared in Mead Magazine, Smartish Pace, Southwestern American Literature, Tar River Poetry, Word Riot and many other journals and anthologies.

Read more here.