Amanda Gorman Wiki
Amanda Gorman Biography
Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist from Los Angeles, California. Gorman is the poet who makes history at President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony. She is the youngest inaugural poet America has ever had.
Gorman attended New Roads School, a private school in Santa Monica, for grades K-12. She studied sociology and graduated with the class of 2020 at Harvard College.
Gorman is a published author. Her first book, The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough, was published by Penmanship Books in 2015, according to Poets.org. As Gorman points out on her website, she has two new books that she hopes to release with Penguin Random House in 2021. One of those books is a collection of poetry that shares a title with her inaugural piece, The Hill We Climb.
Gorman has also written a children’s book called Change Sings. She explained on social media that she wants the book to serve as a “children’s hymn to remind young readers that they have the power to shape the world.”
Gorman has amassed a long list of accomplishments in her relatively short career thus far. At age 16, she was named a Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate. Three years later, at age 19, she was honored as the first National Youth Poet Laureate. She accepted the honor in a ceremony at the Gracie Mansion in New York City.
Gorman has already performed her poetry on major stages. In 2016, she was invited to the Obama White House as part of a celebration with other Young Poet Laureates from across the country.
Later, Gorman told GirlBoss how she was meeting Michelle Obama. “I’m so shocked that I didn’t pass out because when I walked into the room and saw her, my brain just stopped working,” Gorman recalled. â € œI just stammered, ‘I love you!’ I was so overwhelmed. It is like being next to a goddess. I can’t even.â €
In recent months, Gorman has also tried her luck as a television host. She hosted a PBS Kids special on racism in October 2020.
Amanda Gorman Age
Amanda Gorman is 22 years old.
Gorman was raised by a single mother, Joan Wicks, who worked as a high school teacher, the Los Angeles Times reported. He has a twin sister, Gabrielle, who is an activist, and an older brother named Spencer.
Inauguration of Amanda Gorman Biden-Harris
According to the Associated Press, Dr. Jill Biden nominated Gorman for the role. Biden’s groundbreaking team approached Gorman in late December to deliver an original poem at the groundbreaking ceremony. She told the Associated Press that she was largely given free rein on the poem, but she was encouraged to highlight “unity and hope.”
Gorman said Biden’s team also recommended that she stay away from anything that might look like they were celebrating the end of President Donald Trump’s term.
But the events of January 6 gave Gorman a “second wave of energy to finish the poem,” she told the Associated Press. Gorman said the poem, which she titled “The Hill We Climb,” would take about six minutes to read.
Gorman said the poem would make reference to what she described as “the Confederate insurrection” without explicitly calling anyone. She shared a couple of verses with The New York Times.