About

DSC_5675.jpgEmily Nagle
(AKA the animatedly reflexive badass, Anne Arkhane)
can be found haunting libraries and academic institutions. She also appears as a Denver Public School Guest Teacher in civics/social studies, sciences, music, art, drama, and PE.

Emily was raised in a port city along the Mississippi River. The banks are home to Sac & Fox Tribe / Meskwaki Nation, French, Irish-German, Eastern European and many more rooted immigrants and diaspora. Currently, Emily is a graduate student in Denver, CO studying ecological ethics and holds a position at the Center for Eco-Justice. Her work focuses on ecology in subcultural art, particularly in comix and film. This course of study has brought her into conversation and convention with leaders from The Tinker Program at Iliff, the American Indian Movement, Native Realities and many communities such as Pop Culture Classroom, DiNK Denver, Suspect Press, Denver ComicCon, the African Community Center and Meow Wolf. In her free time, Emily co-founded the Whisky Horror Film Society with her friends, fuddles with art projects, and trail runs. Other distractions include anything covered in ink, music, and driving through the desert like Hunter S.T.

Thanks for your ongoing support!
As a lover of knowledge and wisdom, it’s my opinion that quality education should be free like a cheshma. It’s my passion to philosophize and synthesize ideas about how to free up knowledge without upsetting formal and informal contracts of intellectual property. Funnily enough, working towards the freedom of information costs a lot of money (you should see the debt I’m racking up in higher ed institutions or my library fines, yikes). With donations I can afford the time it takes to curate quality information and content as well as to continue with my in-person artsy-fartsy shenanigans.

We give and receive appreciation and support in many forms throughout our lives. If you want to support our work here on The Pluck consider becoming a patron of the arts by donating through our GoFundMe page.
If you’d like to support teachers and after school education please consider donating to See George Go 
If you’d like to know more about, purchase, or hire the photographer of the featured Nature Photography please visit the website of Seth Nagle.


to pluck (v.)

late Old English ploccian, pluccian “pull off, cull,” from West Germanic *plokken  a frequentative, ultimately from Latin pilare “pull out hair,” from pilus “hair”


pluck (n.)

c. 1400, “act of plucking,” from pluck (v.). Meaning “courage, boldness” (1785), originally in pugilism slang, is a figurative use from earlier meaning “heart, viscera” (1610s) as that which is “plucked” from slaughtered livestock. Perhaps influenced by figurative use of the verb in pluck up (one’s courage, etc.), attested from c. 1300.