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Amanda Gorman



Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist who became the first National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017. She gained international attention after reading her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in 2021.

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Amanda Gorman, Activist and National Youth Poet Laureate | Amanpour and Company

Alicia Menendez sits down with Amanda Gorman, who at twenty-one years old is already a published author, the first National Youth Poet Laureate, and founder of an initiative in her hometown of Los Angeles that promotes literacy.

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Amanda Gorman: Using Your Voice Is a Political Choice

For anyone who believes poetry is stuffy or elitist, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman has some characteristically well-chosen words. According to Amanda, poetry is for everyone, because at its core it’s all about connection and collaboration.

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Amanda Gorman Reads Inauguration Poem, ‘The Hill We Climb’

Amanda Gorman, a 22-year-old poet, read an original work at President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

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The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country

On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman Became The Sixth And Youngest Poet, At Age Twenty-two, To Deliver A Poetry Reading At A Presidential Inauguration. Her Inaugural Poem, The Hill We Climb, Is Now Available To Cherish In This Special Edition.

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‘Unity With Purpose.’ Amanda Gorman and Michelle Obama Discuss Art, Identity and Optimism

In a remote interview, Gorman and Obama covered topics ranging from the role of art in activism to the pressures Black women face in the spotlight.

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Amanda Gorman and Gloria Steinem on the Language of the Future | 21 for ’21

2021 inaugural poet Amanda Gorman joined writer and activist Gloria Steinem in a conversation about the five words they each hope to use more in the future, from “intersectional” (Gorman’s first choice) to “spaceship earth.

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Amanda Gorman | Roar | Moth Grandslam

Watch Amanda, who became the United States of America’s first National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017, share her Moth story about trying to find her big break in auditioning for Broadway. She told her story at our GrandSLAM in Boston that same year, taking home first place.

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The Rise and Rise of Amanda Gorman

Deep in Amanda Gorman’s closet sits a doll that may or may not have stolen the facts of her reluctant owner’s life.

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