Poet Amanda Gorman

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21 January 2021, 02:08 PM
Poet Amanda Gorman
Like so many others, I was greatly impressed by the reading at yesterday's Presidential inauguration by 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman. And for those who don't already know, Ms. Gorman's inspiration for becoming a writer was Ray Bradbury. Ms. Gorman’s love of poetry started in the third grade when a teacher read aloud part of Ray’s DANDELION WINE. According to the Los Angeles Times, Ms. Gorman doesn’t remember what aspect of that book changed her, but she has said that it “reverberated inside her.” I wish Ray had been around to hear her.
22 January 2021, 04:17 PM
Also she is the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States.

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