Book
English

Call us what we carry : poems

Amanda Gorman (author)

Call us what we carry : poems

Title
Call us what we carry : poems
Author
Amanda Gorman
Language
English
Publisher
[London]: Chatto & Windus, 2021 | Other editions
229 p. : ill.
ISBN
9781784744618 (hardback)
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About Amanda Gorman

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Amanda S. C. Gorman (born March 7, 1998) is an American poet and activist. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. She published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015. In 2021, she delivered her poem "The Hill We Climb" at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden.

Her inauguration poem generated international acclaim, and shortly thereafter, two of her books achieved best-seller status, and she obtained a professional management contract. In February 2021, Gorman was highlighted in Time magazine's 100 Next list under the category of "Phenoms", with a profile written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. That same month, Gorman became the first poet to perform at the Super Bowl, when she delivered her poem "Chorus of the Captains" at Super Bowl LV.

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