Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman is an American poet whose work focuses on issues of feminism, race, marginalization, oppression, and the African diaspora. While she was at Harvard College, Gorman was the first to be named National Youth Poet Laureate of April 2017. Gorman came into the public spotlight in 2021 when she read her poem, ‘The Hill We Climbat President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Read more about Amanda Gorman.


‘Alarum’ by Amanda Gorman speaks about extinction and the climate crisis, alluding to the fate of humankind if nothing changes. 

Amanda Gorman Biography

Amanda Gorman recently came into the public spotlight as the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, reading her poem ‘The Hill We Climb’ at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January of 2021.

At First

‘At First’ by Amanda Gorman is a poem about language in the COVID-19 pandemic. The poem uses text messages to speak about how the pandemic changed everyone. 

Chorus of the Captains

Amanda Gorman’s ‘Chorus of the Captains’ is an occasional poem written for and performed at the 52nd Super Bowl. It describes the work of three American heroes in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In This Place (An American Lyric)

‘In This Place (An American Lyric)’ is a moving poem about American life and the tragedies, acts of bravery, and hope that shape the nation. 


‘Memorial’ by Amanda Gorman is a poem about the past and how poets are able to use their writing to help readers relive it.

New Day’s Lyric

‘New Day’s Lyric’ by Amanda Gorman is poem written at the end of 2021 in order to usher in a more hopeful new year in 2022. The piece explores themes of hope and change. 

School’s Out

‘School’s Out’ by Amanda Gorman is a powerful poem that explores the experiences of young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Hill We Climb

Amanda Gorman’s poem ‘The Hill We Climb’ is a moving depiction of the United States as it was on the cusp of President Biden’s inauguration in 2021. 

There’s No Power Like Home

‘There’s No Power Like Home’ by Amanda Gorman is a beautiful testament to the difficulties associated with COVID-19 restrictions. 

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