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First-Ever ‘Youth Poet Laureate’ Addresses Nation At Inauguration

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.

What did you think of Gorman’s address?

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