As a person out of touch with American poetry, I was enthralled with the poetry and performance of Amanda Gorman at the Inauguration of President Biden. I love art that redefines a medium in exciting new ways, art that isn’t derivative or branching off in random directions. Ms. Gorman is one of those artists.

Amanda Gorman at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 2020

In the video above, she performs several of her poems and talks about her work and her writing process. Her work is not only making the art world a better place for poets, it is making the world a better place for women and people of color.

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