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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2 thoughts on “Your Daily Elephant: Belly Hair”
I have never thought about elephant belly hair before. Must have been scarey for you, Cheryl Merrill to take this close up, don’t you think? http://www.segmation.com
Not really scary. I was standing beside her. She’s an elephant I know in Botswana. More importantly, she knows me.