One Person at a Time: Notes on Climate Anxiety Counseling
I wondered: What were my neighbors’ nightmares about?
Kate Schapira is the author of six books and eleven chapbooks of poetry. Her prose has appeared in The Rumpus, The Toast, About Place, and Reckoning. She lives in Providence, RI, where she writes, teaches, runs the Publicly Complex Reading Series, and periodically offers Climate Anxiety Counseling.
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