Amanda Gorman, a 22-year-old poet, read an original work at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on 20 January. After Biden was sworn in as the nation’s 46th president, Gorman read “The Hill We Climb”, building on a tradition of poets – including Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Elizabeth Alexander and Richard Blanco – who have read for incoming Democratic presidents. Gorman is the youngest of these inaugural poets to offer her verse.
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