Originally from Southern California, Cheryl Latif attended a Seattle poetry conference in 2000, during which she fell in love with the area. She emigrated to the Northwest in 2001 and has never regretted the move.
Growing up with a mother busy acquiring a PhD in English, that home was much like her own private university. Writing poems since she was about 12 years old, she kept her writing to herself, though her mother found some of it and wrote her a wonderful note praising her work.
Her poetry was first published in Between Sheets, a Cal State Stanislaus literary magazine (1978).
A copywriter by trade, Cheryl relishes fooling with words and feels blessed that her passion fills her days.