Trevor Blake: Portland Memorials

The Sound of the Hammer Greets You on Every Side: Portland Memorials

Website: Ovo 127

Between 2009 and 2011 Trevor walked the length and breadth of downtown Portland. When he found a memorial, he transcribed what it said and where it was. 'Portland Memorials' includes all the memorials in downtown Portland. The book is entered this book into the public domain for the same reason Joseph Shemanski gave Portland the Shemanski Fountain: “to express in small measure gratitude for what the city has done for me.”  Trevor will discuss the book and the remarkable memorials he found while writing it.

Trevor Blake was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and moved to Portland in 1992.  He works as a freelance sign language interpreter.  Besides 'Portland Memorials,' he is the publisher of OVO (1987 - present); author of 'The Buckminster Fuller Bibliography'; contributor to 'The Journal of Ride Theory Omnibus' (Portland, JORT 2003); 'In Extremis' (Athens, Survival Kit 1994); 'Pozdravi iz Babilona' (Ljubljana, KRT 1987); and the literature of the Church of the SubGenius.