LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs works with words, sound, video and bodies. She has been published in Ploughshares, Jubilat, Fence, LA Review, Palabra, and Black Renaissance Noir among others. Her performance work has been featured at The Kitchen, Exit Art, Recess Activities Inc, The Whitney and MoMa. As a curator and artistic director, she has staged events at El Museo del Barrio, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Brecht Forum, Symphony Space, Dixon Place, and BAM Café. She is the recipient of several awards; of them include Cave Canem, New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Laundromat Project, and Millay Colony. She along with Greg Tate, are the editors of yoYO/SO4 Magazine. Her poetry collection, TwERK, was recently published by Belladonna*.
Publications and Prizes
TwERK (Belladonna Books, 2013)
Manuel is destroying my bathroom (Belladonna Books, 2004)
From The Fishhouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great (Persea Books, 2009), The Spoken Word Revolution Redux (Source Books, 2007), Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam (Crown Publishers, 2001)
Drumvoices Revue, jubilat, Long Shot, Mosaic, nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, P.M.S. poem/memoir/story, Tea Party Magazine
New York Foundation for the Arts (2003/2009), Harlem Community Arts Fund, Barbara Deming Memorial Money for Women, Eben Demarest Trust, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant