She Captured the Moment at the Inauguration
The new First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, suggested this beautiful little lady the be the poet for the Presidential Inauguration yesterday. The First Lady nailed it. Amanda Gorman nearly stole the show!
Fox 17 reported that the poet who took the stage yesterday on Inauguration Day is an old pro at ceremonial occasions, and she's only 22.
Amanda Gorman has written for everything from a July 4 celebration featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra to the inauguration at Harvard University for school president Larry Bacon.
Gorman performed her powerful words yesterday, Wednesday at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Watch her poem from NBC News & YouTube
She had said that she struggled to write her new work "The Hill We Climb." She said she was exhausted, and she worried she wasn’t up to the monumental task in front of her. She thought I'm just going to pass out. She pushed on and was able to write a few lines every day, and was about half finished when January 6 happened, the storming of the Capitol. Amanda said she that night she stayed awake nearly through the night and finished the poem.
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