Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in US history. She is a committed advocate for the environment, racial equality, and gender justice.
Writers Bloc Presents® and the Skirball invite you to a livestream conversation with bestselling author, poet, and activist Amanda Gorman. Gorman will discuss her latest book of poetry, Call Us What We Carry, with decorated poet and scholar Dr. Elizabeth Alexander.
On January 20, 2021, Gorman captivated the nation, and the world, with her delivery of her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Gorman was the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing. This luminous poetry collection explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage.
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