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‘That we’ll forever be tied together, victorious’

February 8, 2021 by  
Filed under Cover Story, Feature

‘That we’ll forever be tied together, victorious’

How Amanda Gorman captivated America and the world with her Inauguration Day poem “The Hill We Climb.”

Amanda Gorman is a household name now.

By delivering her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the extraordinarily talented 22-year-old joined a pantheon of poets — Robert Frost, Dr. Maya Angelou, Miller Williams, Elizabeth Alexander and Richard Blanco among them — who have used their gift, on that occasion, to help unify Americans.

The Harvard University graduate has since had her work rushed into publication and signed a modeling contract — all but guaranteeing that we’ll hear and see much more from this phenomenal young woman in the years and decades to come.

We celebrate Gorman for her poem — which you can read on the following page — and for instilling new hope for a promising American future.

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