The Receipts: 5 Reasons Amanda Gorman Is Unstoppable
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Amanda Gorman is the multi hyphenate creative we’ve all been waiting for. At just 23-years-old the poised poet and model has already accomplished a lifetime’s worth of work. She published her first volume of poetry, served as poet laureate of Los Angeles, and obtained a deal with a major children’s book publisher before her 21st birthday. With potential like that it’s no wonder that we can’t wait to see what she does next. Find out five reasons we are rooting for this young artist below.
The inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate captured the attention of the nation when she read her poem “The Hill We Climb,” at the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Since then the poem was released as a hardcover book that became an instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller. The renewed interest caused the public to revisit her earlier work and find it was just as amazing.