Meet Poet Amanda Gorman From the 2021 Inauguration

The inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris seems to mark the beginning of a new era, and nowhere in the ceremony was this felt as strongly as when Amanda Gorman read the poetry. Gorman, named the nation’s first youth poet in 2017, read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at one of the most indelible moments of the initiation. She may only have been there for a few years, but the 22-year-old California poet has already made a big impact – and she has bigger plans for the future! Whether you’re already a fan or just learning about Gorman today, check out some of the key facts about this serious rising star.

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