Amanda Gorman, a 22-year-old poet from Los Angeles, is one of the stars of Joe Biden’s inauguration.
She told that it is amazing to have the opportunity to perform at such a historic event.
She went down in history as the youngest poet to take the stage and recite her song “The Hill We Climb”. Her poem, the whole performance, but also a beautiful clothing combination became a real hit on social networks, so in a short time, Gorman gathered a large group of fans who could not help but admire her work.
Who is her inspiration
– Amanda Gorman is amazing. What a talent – wrote one of the Twitter users.
Prior to the inauguration, Gorman told CBS News that it is amazing to have the opportunity to perform at such a historic event, especially at her age because no one at the age of 22 can say that he performed his song or poem at the inauguration. Gorman added that her inspiration, when she started writing, was the speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, and she was later encouraged by the attack on Capitol Hill on January 6.
Whose footsteps is she following
– “In my song, I did not want to try in any way to cover up what we have had the opportunity to see in the past few weeks and, dare I say, the last few years. But what I actually strive for in the song is to find in my own words the way our country can still be united and cured,” Gorman said in an interview with the New York Times.
“We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one…There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it—if only we’re brave enough to be it.”
— ABC News (@ABC) January 20, 2021
Amanda Gorman studied sociology at Harvard and published her first book, The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough, in 2015. During this year, she plans to publish the picture book “Change Sings“.
The performance of Amanda Gorman at the inauguration follows in the footsteps of Maya Angelou, Richard Blanc, and Robert Frost, poets who performed at previous presidential inaugurations, writes the BBC.