Inspiring people: Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist, honored as a National Youth Poet. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. She published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015. In January 2021, she became the most popular poet. young man reading at a presidential inauguration, reading his poem “The Hill We Climb” at Joe Biden’s inauguration.

She wanted to become a youth delegate to the United Nations in 2013 after seeing a speech by Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Gorman was chosen as the Young Poet Laureate of Los Angeles in 2014. the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015.

Gorman is the founder of the nonprofit One Pen One Page, which runs a youth leadership and writing program. In 2017, she became the first young poet to open the United States Library of Congress’s literary season, and has read her poetry on the MTV channel. The Morgan Library and Museum acquired her poem “In This Place and exhibited it in 2018 near the works of Elizabeth Bishop. In 2017, Gorman became the first author to appear in the XQ Institute Book of the Month, a monthly program. where favorite Generation Z books are shared. He wrote a tribute to black athletes for Nike and has a deal with Viking Children’s Books to write two picture books for children.20 21

Her art and her activism focus on themes of oppression, feminism, race and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora.

On January 20, 2021, she recited a poem at Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, becoming the youngest poet to read it at a presidential inauguration.2 After January 6, 2021, she modified the wording of her poem to address the assault on the United States Capitol.

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