Literary Talisman + Rising Star Amanda Gorman

Earlier today, we fell in love with Amanda Gorman when she recited “The Hill We Climb” at President Biden and Vice President Harris’ inauguration. The first National Youth Poet Laureate in the US, Gorman is obviously deeply talented. At age 23, she’s also young. I was impressed by her leadership, passion and drive, and how she chose to use this opportunity to “to envision a way in which our country can still come together and can still heal.” (You can read the transcript of her inaugural poem here.) I wasn’t the only one who was moved. Social media immediately exploded with praise for Gorman and her rising star status. A couple of hours after I watched her recite that stunning poem, I chanced on an article I’d ripped out of the Oprah magazine in 2018 and saved for inspiration. The piece detailed Gorman’s challenges […]

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