Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Natasha Marin (Seattle) is a poet and interdisciplinary artist. Her work has been translated into several languages and has been showcased in exhibitions, performances and events around the world. She is a Cave Canem fellow and a Hedgebrook alum who has been published in periodicals like the Feminist Studies Journal, African American Review, and the Caribbean Writer. She received grants from the City of Austin and the City of Seattle for community projects involving text-based, visual, performance, and multimedia art. She is a mother of two and manages an international, new media, conceptual art project called Miko Kuro’s Midnight Tea (www.mikokuro.com). Most recently, Natasha’s work has been featured in The Stranger’s Art & Performance Quarterly.

Natasha received a 2012 GAP to assist in the production of an e-book and companion website featuring video stills, documentary clips, audio, photographs and written work (poetry, memoir, creative non-fiction) from MILK, a multimedia poetry collection about breastfeeding, motherhood, and the way we build connections. The author has published poetry in reputable journals and publications since 1997. This multimedia collection of work available for download on the internet would document the universal need to be nurtured and cared for, while also capturing the overwhelming personal impact that breastfeeding has had on her work as a poet and artist working both on the page and also in the realm of performance, video and sound.

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