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Ivory: Your Daily Elephant’s Tusk

Tanzania has lost 60% of its elephant population in five years.  All because of this, an elephant’s incisor, which looks far more beautiful on an elephant than carved into trinkets.

photograph by Cheryl Merrill
photograph by Cheryl Merrill

 

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Cheryl Merrill’s essays have been published in Fourth Genre, Pilgrimage, Brevity, Seems, South Loop Review, Ghoti, Alaska Quarterly Review, Adventum and Isotope. “Singing Like Yma Sumac” was selected for the Best of Brevity 2005 and Creative Nonfiction #27. It was also included in the anthology Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition, 10th Edition. Another essay, “Trunk,” was chosen for Special Mention in Pushcart 2008. She is currently working on a book about elephants: Larger than Life: Living in the Shadows of Elephants.

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