Latasha N. Nevada Diggs
Writer, vocalist, and sound artist, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of three chapbooks which include Ichi-Ban and Ni-Ban (MOH Press), and Manuel is Destroying My Bathroom (Belladonna Press), as well as the album, Television. Her work has been published in Rattapallax, Black Renaissance Noir, Nocturnes, Polvo, Spoken Word Revolution Redux, Drumvoices Review, Long Shot, The Black Scholar, P.M.S, Bum Rush the Page, Jubilat, Everything But the Burden, Black Belt, and Tea Party Magazine to name a few.
Performing in venues ranging from Sonar Electronic Music festival in Barcelona, The Kitchen and Asia Society in New York, The Ether Electronic Festival at the Royal Palace, London, and Rikers Island Women’s Correctional facility, she has worked with the likes of Vernon Reid, DJ Logic, Akilah Oliver, Mike Ladd, Butch Morris, Gabri Christa, Shelley Hirsch, DJ Louie Vega, Burnt Sugar, DJ Jeannie Hopper, Ori Kaplan, Edwin Torres, Carl Hancock Rux, Elliot Sharp, Bernard Lang, and Vijay Iyer. She has been featured on recordings by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Towa Tei, Billy Bass, Domenico Ferrari, Guillermo E. Brown, and the compilation Eargasms: Hip Hop Poetics, Volume 1.
LaTasha 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, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Grant for Women. LaTasha was the poetry curator for the online arts journal, www.exittheapple.com. She is a Harlem Elohi native.