At 22, Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet ever in the United States. She joins a small group of poets who have been recruited to help mark a presidential inauguration. In a year that’s beginning with a major milestone, with her appearance at the inauguration, Gorman is set to reach a much larger audience with her work. The poems Gorman writes focus on issues such as oppression, feminism, race, and marginalism.
In September, Gorman will release her debut poetry collection, also titled “The Hill We Climb,” which is aimed at teenage and adult readers and will include the inaugural poem.
As part of KTV’s Black History Month spotlight, here is a video profile of Gorman and the work she has done by Cade Verrico.