Amanda Gorman was named the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States in 2017 at the age of 19. A native Angeleno, Gorman previously served as the Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles. She has performed at the Library of Congress and spoken at the United Nations. Her poems are a call to consciousness. Gorman is the founder and executive director of One Pen One Page, an organization providing free creative writing programs for underserved youth. This young artist brings her powerful words and exuberance to MOCA for an evening of poetry.