Writer, vocalist, and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna* 2013); three chapbooks which include Ichi-Ban, Ni-Ban (MOH Press) and Manuel is destroying my bathroom (Belladonna*); and the album, Televisíon. Her work has been published in Rattapallax, Black Renaissance Noir, Nocturnes, Fence, Ploughshares, The Black Scholar, Jubilat, Tea Party Magazine, Mandorla: New Writings from the Americas and Muck Works to name a few. Her interdisciplinary work has been featured at The Kitchen, Exit Art, The Walker Center, Poetry Foundation, Recess Activities Inc, The Whitney and MoMa among others. As a vocalist, she has worked with the likes of Vernon Reid, Akilah Oliver, Mike Ladd, Butch Morris, Gabri Christa, Burnt Sugar Arkestra, Edwin Torres, Elliot Sharp, Mendi + Keith Obadike, Bernard Lang, Vijay Iyer, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Marc Cary, Towa Tei, Vernon Jeffrey Smith and Guillermo E. Brown. She has received scholarships, residencies and fellowships from Cave Canem, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Naropa Institute, Caldera Arts, 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 and the Jerome Foundation and Millay Colony. As an independent curator and artistic director, LaTasha has co-presented and directed literary/musical/theatrical events at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, WBAI, The Schomburg Center for Black Culture, BAM Café, Dixon Place, Lincoln Center Atrium and El Museo del Barrio. A native of Harlem, LaTasha along with Greg Tate, are the founders and editors of Coon Bidness and yoYO/SO4 Magazine.
...the artist is born of Trinidadian-Canadian parents
...based in Miami, the artist
...the artist of Irish and Cherokee ancestry
...her work oscillates between the illusionary potential of performance
...was born and raised in Brooklyn
...the artist is of Diné and African descent
...artist, vocalist, curator, publisher, playwright, actor...
...the artist's works touch on seemingly disparate histories
...is the socio-political Marxist artist that coined the term "post black" in
...his delectably abject work is a tactile, layered, somatic and multilingual
...born in Port au Prince, Haiti, the artist
...her work investigates the Afri-sci-fi narrative in the black transgendered body
...he is a Chicano artist
...explores identity and conformity by photographing himself...
...is originally from White Cone, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation. .
..is represented by Sikkema; Jenkins and Co.
...her work, rooted in her Mid-Western upbringing as a Korean adoptee
...the artist is a registered tribal member of the Shawnee
...crafting post post-colonial iconographies in Peruvian pottery
...he examines his Ugandan roots
...has exhibited in Morocco, South Africa, Pittsburgh, Berlin, Tate Modern...
...she lives and works in Bogota, Colombia
...is Chippewa of the Deer Clan and born for the Mexican Clan.
...she explores displacement and identity in culturally specific markers
...was born in Ghana in 1971 and grew up in Nashville
...probing the physical weight of sculpture and Dominican carnival masks...
...uses the study of ethnological objects, popular icons, and the Dadaist
tradition to explore cultural and creative syncretism, art history, and politics.
However, any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits
semen anywhere but in a woman's vagina shall be interpreted and
construed as an action against an unborn child.
State Senator Constance Johnson of Oklahoma
on the Every Sperm is Sacred Amendment to Personhood Bill
They're all fruit.
State Senator Nina Turner of Ohio on the Viagra Bill
tilth is a womb. craven is the banana lost at sea. it
needs jesus like all heathens do. wasted corn kernels, the shame! is
what spilt not life? into the spume semen dies. all
alive wading. all normal. dead. abnormal. wading. about
40 million each jack. stumpy dates, copious eggplants lacking the
guidance of anal governments. American sperm needs our love!
there's a crisis and the strapping Norse is winning. and
thahn long seed is more exotic than Bronzeville peanuts making
double penetration pop on ghetto-tube. globules of little tails sure
to be tarnished. fertile lubes: Viagra, turkey baster fatalities. we
cherish our melon busboys and mulberry janitors. look
towards Brazil for a sign: passion fruits shaped like man's sex. out-
law the neglect of apples. outlaw the abuse of pumpkins. against, not for
the test tubes. god gets quite irate over dried up grapes. men's
spurned daggers bound for banks. drunk fruit flies crave, bemoan sexual
healing from hand. or mouth. seamen think little of the nation's health.
damn right it's betta than yours
she getting taught — him getting schooled
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