22-Year-Old Los Angeles Poet to Perform at Inauguration

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Old L a poet Amanda Gorman was asked to write a poem and recited at Joe Biden's inauguration tomorrow. But you probably don't know that Gorman, who became the nation's first national youth poet laureate a few years ago shares Personal connection with the president elect. Like Biden, who spoken openly about having studied as a child, Gorman has had to overcome a childhood speech impediment. She had difficulty saying certain letters of the alphabet. The letter R was especially tough, which caused her to have to constantly self edit. I don't want to say girls can change the world, but I cannot say Many of the letters in that statement, so I'd say things like young woman can shape the globe. Gorman says her inauguration poem was partly inspired by the insurrection of the U. S Capitol earlier this month. Here's a preview of that poem, which is called the Hill We Climb Allow Democracy can be periodically delayed. It can never be permanently defeated. In this truth in this faith we trust for while we have our eyes on the future history has its eyes on us. And when she steps to the microphone tomorrow, Gorman will continue a tradition that includes luminaries such as Robert Frost in Maya Angelou, who is one of her personal heroes, and crowds could soon

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