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LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Writer, vocalist, and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna* 2013); the chapbooks Ichi-Ban, Ni-Ban (MOH Press) and Manuel is destroying my bathroom (Belladonna*); and the album, Televisíon. Her work has been published in Rattapallax, Black Renaissance Noir, Nocturnes, Fence, Ploughshares, The Black Scholar, Jubilat, Tea Party Magazine, Mandorla: New Writings from the Americas, LA Review and Muck Works, to name a few. Her interdisciplinary work has been featured at The Kitchen, Exit Art, Walker Art Center, Recess Activities Inc, The Whitney, Brooklyn Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem and MoMa among others. As a vocalist, she has worked with the likes of Vernon Reid, Akilah Oliver, Mike Ladd, Butch Morris, Gabri Christa, Shelley Hirsch, Burnt Sugar, Edwin Torres, Elliot Sharp, Mendi + Keith Obadike, Bernard Lang, Vijay Iyer, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Marc Cary, Towa Tei, and Guillermo E. Brown. She has received scholarships, residencies, and fellowships from Cave Canem, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Naropa Institute, Caldera Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Eben Demarest Trust, Harlem Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Laundromat Project, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Barbara Deming Memorial Grant for Women, the Jerome Foundation, and Millay Colony. As an independent curator and artistic director, LaTasha has co-presented and directed literary/musical/theatrical events at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, WBAI, The Schomburg Center for Black Culture, BAM Café, Dixon Place, and El Museo del Barrio. A native of Harlem, LaTasha is the co-founder and co-editor of Coon Bidness and yoYO/SO4 Magazine.

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