First-Ever ‘Youth Poet Laureate’ Addresses Nation At Inauguration
Jan 20, 2021 @ 4:10pm
Wednesday’s Inauguration ceremony included an address from the nation’s first-ever ‘youth poet laureate’ – 22-year-old Amanda Gorman.
Gorman, an activist and Harvard graduate, read a poem titled, “The Hill We Climb, declaring “We will not march back to what was, but move to what shall be, a country that is bruised but whole, benevolent but bold, fierce and free.”
Like President Biden, Gorman overcame a speech impediment as a child. She is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history.