Hi I’m Tiana Clark. I’ll be reading my
poem BBHMM. I’m really interested in acrastic poetry — poetry that is
responding to a piece of art. And I was really inspired to actually respond to a
music video, Rihanna’s music video Bitch Better Have
My Money. When I saw it I was completely awestruck and in a trance and I
watched the video probably 20 times in a row and I’d never seen this kind of
power before. And where a kind of a black female is in a position of power and in
charge and has her own agency and an act of retribution and getting her own money.
It kind of became this power that I wanted to possess and kind of play with
on the page.