Back to top

The sixth and youngest and most dazzling poet

Cover of The Hill We Climb: An Inau
A review of The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country by Amanda Gorman

Just in time for National Poetry Month!  This is an exquisite special edition of National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's presidential inauguration poem given on January 20, 2021 with a foreword by Oprah Winfrey. I've watched and listened to this spectacular young poet recite "The Hill We Climb" numerous times, now, and each time I'm left feeling hopeful for our country and a democratic society. This poem is honest and looking towards a brighter future.

Amanda Gorman is the sixth and youngest inaugural poet in U.S. History, as well as the first poet to perform during a Super Bowl. She was named the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States in 2017.

The Hill We Climb is also available as an eBook and audiobook from Wisconsin's Digital Library. The audiobook is read by the poet.

Apr 7, 2021