The Telegraph: Poet Amanda Gorman steals the show at Joe Biden’s inauguration

January 21, 2021

A 22-year-old poet who overcame a speech impediment became one of the highlights of the inauguration ceremony as she celebrated being a “skinny black girl” who could now “dream of becoming president”.

Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in US history, called for Americans to “leave behind a country better than the one we were left” as she recited her poem “The Hill We Climb” to the dignitaries gathered at the Capitol.



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