America captivated by young Black poet after inaugural reading

Amanda Gorman

Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration of US President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021.

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Amanda Gorman, the young Black poet who performed at President Joe Biden's inaugural, has become an overnight star with her works shooting to the top of Amazon bestseller lists ahead of their publication.


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