POET DISCUSSES HER INAUGURATION POEM IN WIDE-RANGING INTERVIEW

Mar 25, 2021

By Christine Ross

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The young poet who gained widespread acclaim for her performance at President Joe Biden’s inauguration is speaking to Oprah Winfrey in an interview set to air Friday.

Amanda Gorman recited her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the January 20th swearing-in ceremony.

The 23-year-old discusses with Winfrey how she approached the poem’s creation, as well as the literary figures who inspire her and her hopes for the future.

In A promotion clip of the pre-taped interview, Gorman tells Oprah about her poem, “Very rarely do you get that type of luxury as a poet, in which your words aren’t just meeting the moment, but making the moment in history. “

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