The Fall of a Sparrow is the collection I have worked on for the majority of my adult life. It is a full length publication of poetry, as opposed to shorter books which pair with photography, and contains some of the work of which I am most proud. My goal with this book was to tell a story through the course of the poetry, so that if one chose to read the book from cover to cover, they would have an experience similar to reading a novella or verse novel. However, I also wanted each poem to stand on its own, so if a person where to just pick it up and flip through they could find a poem which resonates for them. No one has told me yet if I have accomplished this goal although I have asked many. I feel I may have failed but none of my friends or reviewers will tell me. Or maybe it is so bad that no one has ever finished it. After all, I shopped it for several years before placing it with Swimming with Elephants Publications. Regardless, it is a collection I am proud to have my name on and one which I feel represent my writing ability the best.
About the Author
Katrina K Guarascio is a writer and teacher living in New Mexico. As an active member of the poetry community, she has worked as an editor for various literary magazines and small presses, along with hosting poetry workshops and producing various poetry performances, including The Second Saturday Slam, Rio Rancho's only monthly Poetry Slam and Open Mic. Guarascio sponsors the Rio Rancho Youth Poetry Community, coaches a youth Slam Team, and produces a yearly literary magazine of student poetry.