Natasha Herring

Natasha Herring, genre bending writer and healing artist creates soulful to the magical. A Voices of Our Nations Arts (VONA) recipient, she has been published in Oyedrum (Dirt, Press.Play.FastFoward), P.S. I Love You (This Is How We Heal), Operating System 30/30/30: Ntozake Shange (i found god in myself & i loved her), Promethean (The Purple Crayon), amongst various other publications and is the founding editor of The Lit Guide to the Galaxy. Her co-facilitated panel discussion For the Ancestors—Literary Conduit of the Divine was accepted for the 2020 AWP Conference. During her tenure at City College of New York, she co-curated the MFA Reading Series. Her readings and performances have been at such venues as, The Cell Theatre, IAW&A Salon, New Amsterdam Musical Association, Open Expressions, Reading Room Botanica, Shakespeare & Co, CUNY Graduate Center, Home Sweet Harlem, Second Saturdays Cyrus, Milford’s Readers and Writer’s Festival, the Turnstyle Reading Series and Women Writer Bloom Poetry Salon. Her most recent interview can be heard on the Spotify podcast Oyedrum You’re the One Episode 6. Natasha is currently working on a speculative memoir Raining Sunshine and a poetry collection America: An Unrequited Love Story. Natasha’s interests include using Afro-diasporic folklore and dialect through writing as a means for transformative justice. She has taught writing at the City College of New York and Laguardia Community College. She resides in Harlem with her sons.

Writer/Healing Artist