Cathy Linh Che (b. 1980) is a Brooklyn-based writer born in Los Angeles, CA. Che sees herself primarily as a poet, but is open to trying many different modes of writing, creating, and thinking. Book publications include Split, Alice James Books (2014). Other publications include Asian American Literary Review (forthcoming), Hyphen Magazine (2012); and Poets & Writers (2011). Published journals include “Cargo,” Normal School, (forthcoming); While watching Tour of Duty, No, Dear (2013); and “Raccoon” and In the late 14th century, Cura (2013). Readings and plays produced include Calypso Muse Reading Series, Brooklyn, NY (2013); Cave Canem Writing Across Cultures Final Reading, Brooklyn, NY (2013); and No, Dear Reading, Brooklyn, NY (2013).
Che’s awards include Fellow, Kundiman, NY (2010, 2011, 2013); Fellow, Poets House Emerging Poets Residency, NY (2012); and Resident, Hedgebrook, WA (2011). Che received her B.A. from Reed College and an M.F.A. from New York University.