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LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

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Interdisciplinary poet and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs was born and raised in Harlem. She is the author of the poetry collection TwERK (2013) and several chapbooks, as well as the album Television (2003). She has been a poetry editor for the online arts journal exittheapple and, with writer Greg Tate, is a founding editor of YoYo/SO4 magazine. Diggs’s interdisciplinary work has been featured in exhibits at several New York museums, including The Whitney and the Museum of Modern Art. She is the recipient of scholarships and residencies from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Cave Canem, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Harlem Community Arts Fund, the Jerome Foundation, the Eben Demarest Trust, Caldera Arts, Black Earth Institute, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Foundation. She studied at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and earned an M.A. at New York University and an M.F.A. at California College of the Arts. She lives in New York City.