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Cathy Linh Che

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Cathy Linh Che

Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James, 2014), which won the Kundiman Poetry Prize and the Norma Farber First Book Award, among other honors. She is the executive director of Kundiman and lives in Reno, Nevada.

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There is the rain, the odor of fresh earth, and you, 
        grandmother, 
	in a box. I bury the distance, 22 years of not meeting you 
		and your ruined hands. 

I bury your hair, parted to the side and pinned back, 
        	your áo dài of crushed velvet, 
		the
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