Selector: Sarah Sorensen
Statement: April is National Poetry Month! During the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, first National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman delivered her inspiring poem, "The Hill We Climb." Since then, Gorman has performed at the Super Bowl and been featured in numerous interviews and articles. Gorman, and many other poets throughout history, have used poetry to stimulate conversions around critical issues regarding politics, identity, and the human experience. Poetry gives a voice to vulnerable populations and offers a way to connect to our struggles and triumphs through language. Poetry is an act of empowerment.
Amanda Gorman presents her powerful poem, "The Hill We Climb" at the Biden/Harris Presidential Inauguration 2021.
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