MFA Writing, 2008
Writer, vocalist, and sound artist Latasha N. Nevada Diggs just released her first book of poetry, Twerk (Belladonna Press, 2013). She's also the author of three chapbooks: Ichi-Ban, Ni-Ban (MOH Press), and Manuel is destroying my bathroom (Belladonna Press). She also is credited with the album Television.
Her writing has been published in Rattapallax, Black Renaissance Noir, Nocturnes, Fence, Ploughshares, The Black Scholar, P.M.S, LA Review, Jubilat, Everything But the Burden and Muck Works, among others.
Diggs's interdisciplinary work has been featured at The Kitchen, Exit Art, MoMA, Recess Activities Inc, Brooklyn Museum, MoMA PS1, and The Whitney.
As an independent curator and artistic director, Diggs has presented and directed literary/musical/theatrical events at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, WBAI, The Schomburg Research Center for Black Culture, BAM Café, Dixon Place, and El Museo del Barrio.
Scholarships, Residencies & Fellowships
Diggs is associated with Cave Canem, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, 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, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, and Black Earth Institute.
A native of Harlem, LaTasha and writer Greg Tate are the founders and editors of yoYO/SO4 magazine.