By Kate Schapira

Kate Schapira is the author of six books and eleven chapbooks of poetry. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where she writes, teaches, and periodically offers Climate Anxiety Counseling.

  1. These little shreds of naptha, toluene, xylene, titanium dioxide, other pigments, and a number of possible extenders including diatomaceous silica, are a drop in the slop bucket of tars and oils and plastics that wash down daily as dust, as grease, as snack wrappers, as scum, in cigarette butts and chewed gum.