If we’re to live up to our own time, then victory won’t lie in the blade, but in all of the bridges we’ve made. That is the promise to glade, the hill we climb if only we dare it.

from The Hill We Climb (2021)

Portrait of Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman

Poet
Born: March 7, 1998

Amanda S. C. Gorman is an American poet and activist from Los Angeles, California. Gorman's work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as the African diaspora. Gorman was the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. She published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015. In 2021, she delivered the poem The Hill We Climb at the inauguration of U.S. president Joseph Biden.

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