ABOUT THE HILL WE CLIMB: AN INAUGURAL POEM
On 20 January, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated America and brought hope to viewers around the globe. Her poem ‘The Hill We Climb’ can now be cherished in this special gift edition. Including an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey, this will be a celebratory and affirmative keepsake.
Amanda Gorman is the youngest presidential inaugural poet in US history. She is a committed advocate for the environment, racial equality and gender justice. Amanda’s activism and poetry have been featured on the Today Show, PBS Kids and CBS This Morning, and in the New York Times, Vogue, Essence and O, The Oprah Magazine. In 2017, Urban Word named her the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States. After graduating cum laude from Harvard University, she now lives in her hometown of Los Angeles.