Author Archives: Neva Knott

If you love trees and want to do something about global warming…

It’s Autumn. It’s a time of change for trees. The growing season is coming to a close, though in walking around one can see some species are just now coming to fruit or seed. Leaves are beginning to turn and … Continue reading

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> Whatever it takes to have a nice day: James Franco, Gus Van Sant screening + artist talk!

> > James Franco is everywhere. Including Portland! “Milk” collaborators Franco and director/Portland darling Gus Van Sant are gonna show up together at the Hollywood Theater this Sunday to screen Franco’s assemblage of outtakes and dailies from Van Sant’s 1991 … Continue reading

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Flying home on 9/11.10

Flying home on 9/11.10 This year, my route home from residency in Vermont took me to the skies on the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. Last year, my route home was on 9/12, metaphorically the … Continue reading

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs…

I’ve always loved the line from the song Signs by Five Man Electrical Band, “…So I got me a pen and a paper and I made up my own little sign…”. That’s what we did when we created Plazm. I … Continue reading

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A Wolf’s Eye

I became interested in the history of Oregon’s wolf bounty—a sanctioned act to eradicate—kill off—the wolf population to make way for ranching—while reading and teaching Molly Gloss’s The Jump-Off Creek. I’d just moved to Redmond, a farm town in Central … Continue reading

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Textile Arts, Oral Tradition, and celebrating the everyday…

In December 1994, I resigned as Managing Editor of Plazm to attend graduate school to become a teacher. Two reasons: 1) I’d wanted to teach since I was in the second grade; 2) we still weren’t making money publishing Plazm, … Continue reading

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