Get to Know Amanda Gorman, the Young Poet Who Stunned at the 2021 Inauguration

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The inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris feels like the start of a fresh era, and nowhere in the ceremony was that more powerfully felt than during Amanda Gorman’s poetry reading. Gorman, who was named the nation’s first youth poet laureate in 2017, read her poem “The Hill We Climb” in one of the inauguration’s most indelible moments. She may have only been on the scene for a few years, but the 22-year-old poet from California already has made a big impact – and she’s got even bigger plans for the future! Whether you’re already a fan or you’re just learning about Gorman today, check out some of the must-read facts about this serious rising star.

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