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Cher Scholar has pontificated academically on Cher theory for the radio, for college papers, for The Philadelphia Enquirer and as coordinator of games and seminars at The Cher Convention. Cher Scholar is also the editor of two Cher zines: Superpak Vol 1 from 2000 and Golden Greats from 2004. Her poems have been published by South Carolina Review, Wisconsin Review, Timberline Press, Switched-on Gutenberg, Literal Latte, Natural Bridge, Tintern Abbey, Eye Dialect and most recently Hilltop Press in West Yorkshire, England. Her essays about poetry and pop culture have been published in Book/Mark, Ape Culture and Hermenaut, The Journal of Heady Philosophy. Cher Scholar also moonlights as co-editor of the award winning pop culture zine Ape Culture, a humor pop-culture web magazine online since 1998. She earned a B.A. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and an M.F.A. in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence. She also published a book of haiku about her hometown, St. Louis Missouri with fellow-Ape-editor Julie Wiskirchen and they both worked together to win an albino "stretch-westie" on an Animal Planet reality show in 2004. For Benjamins, Cher Scholar works as a consultant in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit www.cherscholar.com, www.apeculture.com, www.stlouhaiku.com.

Interests

Believe it or not, I am a fan of many other things, as well...such as Cee-Lo Green, Patti LaBelle, and for some reason, Barry Manilow. I also can engage in crazy obsessed conversation about dogs, Mexican food, Buddhism and poetry.