Writer, vocalist, and sound artist, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of three chapbooks which include Ichi-Ban and Ni-Ban (MOH Press), Manuel is destroying my bathroom (Belladonna Press), and the album, Televisíon. Her work has been published nationally, performed internationally, and has received scholarships, residencies, and fellowships from Cave Canem, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Naropa Institute, Caldera Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts (2003/2009), the Eben Demarest Trust, Harlem Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Grant for Women. As an independent curator and director, LaTasha has presented and directed several events with The Black Rock Coalition Orchestra. She is a Harlem Native and a 2010 Pocantico Writer in Residence and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Artist in Residence.
Publications and Prizes
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,