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Birds of Lace poets LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Cathy Park Hong & Niina Pollari

Birds of Lace celebrates the release of a folio of four letterpress broadsides making their debut as a limited edition set. 

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK and the chapbook Manuel is destroying my bathroomShe has been a poetry editor for the online arts journal exittheapple and, with writer Greg Tate, is a founding editor ofYoYo/SO4magazine.  Her honors include 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 lives in New York City.

Christine Shan Shan Hou is a poet and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Publications include the chapbook Food Cuts Short Cuts (The New Megaphone 2014), C O N C R E T E    S O U N D (2011) a collaborative artists’ book with artist Audra Wolowiec, and Accumulations (Publication Studio 2010). 

Cathy Park Hong's first book, Translating Mo'um was published in 2002 by Hanging Loose Press. Her second collection, Dance Dance Revolution, was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and was published in 2007 by W.W. Norton. Her third book of poems, Engine Empire, was published in Spring 2012 by W.W. Norton. Hong is also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Her poems have been published in A Public SpacePoetryParis ReviewConjunctions,McSweeney'sAPRHarvard ReviewBoston ReviewThe Nation, and other journals. She is an Associate Professor at Sarah Lawrence College and is regular faculty at the Queens MFA program in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Niina Pollari’s first book Dead Horse will come out from Birds, LLC in November. She coordinates Popsickle, a yearly, traditionally sweaty mega reading in Brooklyn.