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Academy of American Poets Summer Series. Recorded at the New York Public Library, August 5, 2014.

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LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna*, 2013). Her honors include fellowships from Cave Canem, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as residencies from Caldera Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Naropa Institute, among others. She has also received grants from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, the Eben Demarest Trust, the Harlem Community Arts Fund, the Jerome Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She lives in Harlem, New York. 

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From TwERK (Belladonna, 2013) by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs. Copyright © 2013 by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs. Used with permission of the author.

From TwERK (Belladonna, 2013) by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs. Copyright © 2013 by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs. Used with permission of the author.

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna*, 2013). She lives in New York City.

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on di saké menu no descriptive like quiet & smooth.
lean & firm. dry seems redundant. di comedic
pause dat carry so much inna tree letas. wen
di flesh breaks, a ranginamu glimma free itself to become
sky misty aan di temple. a strait of islands set against
a hazel setting

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