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Split

Cathy Linh Che
Format
Book
Published
Farmington, Maine : Alice James Books, [2014]
Language
English
Uniform Title
Poems
ISBN
9781938584053, 1938584058
Summary
""Split crosses borders, exposing truths and dreams, violations of body and mind, aligning them until the deep push-pull of silence and song become a bridge. And here we cross over into a landscape where beauty interrogates, and we encounter a voice that refuses to let us off the hook."-Yusef KomunyakaaIn this stunning debut, we follow one woman's profoundly personal account of sexual violence against the backdrop of cultural conflict deftly illustrated through her parents' experiences of the Vietnam War, immigration, and its aftermath. By looking closely at landscape and psyche, Split explores what happens when deep trauma occurs and seeks to understand what it means to finally become whole.From "The German word for dream is traume.":When my mother whispered, Has anyone touched you there? I had to pick.Alan, I said.I was seven. The training wheels were coming off.Between the couch and wall, the ceiling was white with popcorn bits. The boys stoodand watched. I lay there, my eyes open like a doll's. Someone said, Let me try.He rode on top then abruptly stopped. The boys laughed, and then, they stood me up.Cathy Linh Che is a poet from Los Angeles, California. She has received scholarships and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, Hedgebrook, Kundiman, Poets & Writers, Inc., and Poets House. She is currently co-editor of an anthology called Inheriting the War and a founding editor of Paperbag. She lives and teaches in Brooklyn, New York. "--
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87 pages ; 22 cm
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