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Cathy Linh Che

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Cathy Linh Che is a Vietamese American poet from Los Angeles, California. Her first book, Split (Alice James Books, 2014) won the 2012 Kundiman Poetry Prize.

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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 implements you used to farm, 

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