Cathy Linh Che is a Vietnamese American poet from Los Angeles. She is the author of the poetry collection Split (Alice James Books, 2014), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize, the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Best Poetry Book Award from the Association of Asian American Studies, and works as the Executive Director at Kundiman, an national nonprofit organization that nurtures generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature.