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Cathy Linh Che

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Cathy Linh Che

Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James Books, 2014). She is the executive director at Kundiman and lives in Long Beach, California.

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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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