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How to Fetch Firewood

by Michelle Tandoc-Pichereau

Issue 3 :: Autumn 2008 (poetry)

Listen to the full poem in the author's own voice:

The first thing you should do, Abidseun, is coat yourself with dust.
Don’t forget that patch on your elbow, that strip of skin behind
your ears. Here, darkness feeds on the dark.


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"How to Fetch Firewood" is roughly 200 words.

Michelle Tandoc-Pichereau grew up in Manila, greased elbows in Los Angeles, and currently lives in Bretagne, with the best husband in the world and a spoiled cat. She was a finalist for the 2008 Kathy Fish Fellowship sponsored by SmokeLong Quarterly, and has had work published recently in elimae, Chronogram, Contemporary Rhyme, Raving Dove, Brink Magazine and flashquake.