Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in America, offering a poem to the toughest political climate in history.
National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman had the distinctive honor of being the youngest inaugural poet in America. She had quite the job ahead of her, in this political climate of cause and effect and effect without a cause.
The young poet did her research carefully, studying what past inaugural poets covered in their time. Then a big part of her job fell into her lap out of the blue.
And so she came up with a poem called ‘The Hill We Climb.’ She reads it as if she’s been writing poems for big events all her life. May each of us face the future with similar confidence.