LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

  • Thu, Nov 6, 2014
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    Logan Center

    This interdisciplinary poet and sound artist reads recent work, including from her acclaimed 2013 collection TwERK. The Poetry Foundation describes her writing as “truly hybrid: languages and modes are grafted together and furl out insistently from each bound splice.”

    Co-presented with Poem Present, University of Chicago, and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, University of Chicago.

    Latasha N. Nevada Diggs’ poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Jubilat, Fence, LA Review, Palabra, and Black Renaissance Noir. Together with Greg Tate, Diggs is the co-founder and editor of the magazine yoYo/SO4. She has received fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem, New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Millay Colony, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The Laundromat Project. As a performer, Diggs 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.