Amanda Gorman, poet for the president

20.01.2021 23:12

The Miracle of Morning


Amanda Gorman has achieved many firsts, including being the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the United States at age 19. On January 20, 2021, at age 22, Gorman read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. 

While we do not have the text of the inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb" yet, we have a reading here of "The Miracle of Morning" which was written several years ago "when hurricanes, hate crimes, and deportations were some of the many crises in our headlines." The poem now re-emerges during a pandemic, each line filled with words of hope for a golden morning.

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