Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman's history making performance

Amanda Gorman was named the nation's First Youth Poet Laureate at 19. Now at 22, she is delivering her original composition, "The Hill We Climb" at the 59th presidential inauguration as the youngest known inaugural poet. Gorman, who has performed five commissioned poems for "CBS This Morning" in the past, tells Anthony Mason about writing a poem for this moment, her preparation for big performances and how poetry helped her overcome a speech impediment.

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100+ comentarios:

Jessica Falstein
Jessica Falstein:
now we're all scouring youtube for more Amanda Gorman. what a revelation she is.
Nick H
Nick H:
She is an extraordinary young woman.
Discover Me TV
Discover Me TV:
This is truly awesome. Love that Amanda practiced R’s with “Aaron Burr, Sir.” Amanda, you are an inspiration.
Sean Black
Sean Black:
can only hope she becomes president one day. she is absolutely captivating.
Summers Journey
Summers Journey:
Amanda Gorman represents African American excellence!
My God, she is stunning. Her smile is out of this world!
Clayton Hider
Clayton Hider:
Her use of the English language is poetry within itself.
person person
person person:
She is literally so gorgeous and intelligent I can die happy now
Raj Pratha
Raj Pratha:
Amanda = Hope; Amanda = Unity; Amanda = Courage for all ages, and ages, eons to come
Kwaku Nyarko
Kwaku Nyarko:
Loveeeee to see talented young Black Women getting recognition in this way
Glenda Stevens
Glenda Stevens:
Such a beautiful composition, and such a beautiful, intelligent young African American woman. I initially thought Amanda was a teen, until I read her bio and found out she's 23 and a Harvard graduate. Amanda is what we need more of!
vicki frost
vicki frost:
This young American Woman is so stunningly beautiful!!! And if that wasn't enough, her words rivaled her beauty. Such a beautiful American patriot from the inside out. 👍🏻👍🏾
Binova Gurung
Binova Gurung:
Bravo, bravo, bravo....she makes me feel proud to be an America "again". Laureate Amanda Gorman is a recent Harvard graduate....America's future is bright. Love trumps Hate.
Paulette Lynch
Paulette Lynch:
This was so moving and thrilling and amazing in every way. Thank you, Amanda Gorman!!
Khalilah Muhammad
Khalilah Muhammad:
She is beautiful inside and out. What a passionate spirit. God bless you and your wonderful gift❤
Certified Flirts
Certified Flirts:
This was the highlight of the inauguration!! Powerful poetry. So deep and meaningful. She is inspiring
"To not turn a blind eye.... to the cracks that really need to be filled..." ~ Hear hear! <3
Timothy Jordan
Timothy Jordan:
Ah, that all makes sense now, here mom was an English Teacher...

This young lady's poem was perfection!
Björn Pagenkemper
Björn Pagenkemper:
Can you imagine the lyrical power that would be created if Lin-Manuel Miranda and her would join forces??
peter reimer
peter reimer:
What a wonderful, creative, gifted, diligent, young lady. The first thing America can be proud of on Inauguration Day.
jnice koll
jnice koll:
Can you imagine being 40 and older sitting behind your computer or phone and hating on a 22yrld Old making history🙄🙄 weirdos on the Net man🤦🏾‍♀️
jesimiel rivera
jesimiel rivera:
Those eyes have soul n fire that heals broken hearts with music
Alhaji Daniel
Alhaji Daniel:
I really appreciate the fact that she makes it sound and I know that sounds bad but it really does flow like that; the emphasis on the last words as it rhymes with the next last word-- that's how Rap & HipPop really flow too... but with her it sounds so elegant and perfect. glamorous HipHop Lol
Jason Smith
Jason Smith:
I am the daughter of black writers
Who were descended from freedom fighters
Who broke through chains and changed the world
They call me
LaLa Black
LaLa Black:
Dang🤦🏾‍ I have to watch it again, I was too busy staring at her, admiring her beauty, her skin, her teeth, her facial features...
Okay let me replay this so I hear what she have to say...
Miracle Kelly
Miracle Kelly:
She is definitely an angel among us. God bless her and all of us for living in her time.
Jeff Stahl
Jeff Stahl:
Incredibly talented young lady. Thank you for sharing your gift with our nation. God bless
Sarah F
Sarah F:
She positively glows - so absolutely beautiful and brilliant.
Teranika Douglas
Teranika Douglas:
Beautiful, talented and poised. I love how she embraces her identify as African-American, while simultaneously delivering an uplifting message for all Americans. She has brought inspiration to the world of various ages, demographics and ethnicities. I wish her continued success, leadership and joy. God bless.
Im just glad she embraces her natural hair
Joanne leyva
Joanne leyva:
Wowza! What an articulate, powerful, fantastically talented woman! She gives me hope for the future.
Amer J.
Amer J.:
Amanda Gorman is awesome. That's it, that's the post. Period.
peggy ONeal
peggy ONeal:
She is so beautiful! Look at her shine!
Regina B
Regina B:
Maya Angelo would be sooooo proud of you and so am I.
Maria Alvarez
Maria Alvarez:
She is beautiful, and beautiful composition.
Rachel Buckley
Rachel Buckley:
She is brilliant! She has reminded me of everything I love about poetry!
Rayhana Dodia
Rayhana Dodia:
She is so beautiful in and out ! 😍 🙏🙏 so confident and talented !
Bird Kooistra
Bird Kooistra:
I am still moved to tears. I went & found the txt & read her poem & was again moved to tears, How bright a shining star is this amazing young lady. For me she was the highlight of the whole inauguration. If her words are heeded we will emerge the most amazing nation the world has ever known, together we can do that which we could not do alone. I can not praise Amanda enough. She lifts up my hopes, inflames my dreams. Amanda has brought me from "Who cares, no one listens, we are all powerless in a world run by a few. "To the power in the hopes, dreams & actions of the many
Sonder Expeditions
Sonder Expeditions:
Wow she demands attention. So well spoken and beautiful.
Ach Bee
Ach Bee:
Jazz Me & U in FL. USA
Jazz Me & U in FL. USA:
I love her!!! I just watched her performance at the inauguration minutes ago.
She is like her moms twin. Both such beautiful women.
Sandra Hamilton
Sandra Hamilton:
It was an occasion to behold.It was a moment to “savor”. Though small in stature. Amanda Gorman etched her name into our hearts and living rooms forever and a day. I always have music in my house. I have now found a way to really enjoy poetry. People. Just find a way to relax . Just simply play the music in the background while using her poetry in the foreground. This is an amazing way to combine both.
Amanda Gorman
Born To Shine🎁
Janae Dupree
Janae Dupree:
In the words of the late, great Luther Vandross... "So amazing..."
ha -zi
ha -zi:
So young and tells the truth by playing with words and gestures.
Louis Lark
Louis Lark:
What a beautiful soul: Ms. Amanda Gorman. She is stunning; however, it is good to learn more about her after hearing her inspiring optimistic President Biden/ Vice President Harris swearing in .
This give me goose bumps when she said out of many were one that Jamaica motto thank you
Jose Martinez
Jose Martinez:
I remain eye wide and breathless to her majestic verbal magnificence it was like hearing the entire world singing the same love song... black queen today you made the earth stand still and all it’s inhabitants listened to the song bird singing high atop our nations capital.. god bless and thank you song bird thank you..
Pinoy Ninja Chef
Pinoy Ninja Chef:
Omg! I Love her. Followed her in Instagram around 200K, now She have 1.6 Million followers. Amazing🙌🏾 I remember at 22 thats when I move here in the US now Im 41 doing YouTube hahaha. God Bless America!
Mario Alfonso
Mario Alfonso:
She was amazing! Wow! I loved her. So mature, so on point, so beautifully said. A beautiful song to all those lovers of truth and freedom.
Regina Moise
Regina Moise:
This young lady spoke so Eloquently, She embodied the spirit of Phyllis Wheatley, the 1st African American woman to have her poems published in the 1700s. If they ever make a movie about Phyllis Wheatley...Amanda Gorman will shine bright like a Diamond💎💖💎💖 as the Star of the movie !
And boy did she perform
Bob Smith
Bob Smith:
Amanda Gorman was the piece de resistance at the Inauguration. Memorable.
teri burgess
teri burgess:
The perfect poem at the right time in the perfect place
Suellen Bowersock
Suellen Bowersock:
Beautiful! In a league with Malala and Greta! Personal Gratitude for lifting the U.S.A out of the dark.
Jeff Monaghan
Jeff Monaghan:
She is a good choice for our country.
Jerry Forcier
Jerry Forcier:
She moved me to tears!
Sheila Hardeman
Sheila Hardeman:
This young women is amazing . Beautiful. Intelligent and talent .
sam smith
sam smith:
Belief in the future. She is already a national treasure!
You are amazing Amanda, "To not turn a blind the cracks that really need to be filled" Yes ma'am. Indeed!
The Screaming Banshee
The Screaming Banshee:
I love watching her face when she is reciting a poem. It draws you in and you do not want to leave. You want more and this young lady, gives you the words to satisfy your thirst.
Congrats, you have lit a fire of hope, a breath of fresh air!
You will go far....2036 we are waiting! God bless!
Mosella Felder
Mosella Felder:
She is absolutely beautiful and gifted!
Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith:
This young lady is Anointed by God she is going to go far far far in life God got his hands all over this young lady
Tholang Mathopa
Tholang Mathopa:
What a proud moment
Mfirst Jlast
Mfirst Jlast:
Excellent speaker/ excellent words.
A privilege to listen to a wonderful voice reciting words of hope & promise of a different and hopeful beginning!
Be Well!
So gorgeous and intelligent!!!
She is confident and intelligent. What a powerful poem!!! You go girl!! You do black women proud. 🙏🏾 Thank you, Amanda Gorman!
Tara H.
Tara H.:
And in five minutes & a few seconds, Amanda is a world-wide SuperStar! 💢

This talented & intelligent young woman deserves every good thing that comes her way.
Okechukwu Nnorom
Okechukwu Nnorom:
Am so glad that the youth is now being heard ....and am overjoyed that Amanda is still young and he so ruburst with wisdom in her chosen passion.
I Dillard
I Dillard:
Amanda is amazing! She wrote and spoke and amazing poem for the workers of SEIU - essential workers! So proud to see her on the Capitol stairs doing her thing!
Audrey Seay
Audrey Seay:
A gifted and amazing young woman! I’m so proud of you, Amanda!
Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson:
What an inspirational and beautiful young woman! This was one of the most amazing poems that gave me goosebumps. Thank you to Amanda.
Jai Norman
Jai Norman:
She's beautiful 😍
Jose Lozada
Jose Lozada:
Woman like her should be leaders
Sheena Bailey
Sheena Bailey:
I’m mad that I didn’t know her before. Wasted time not knowing of her. 😭
Gkïñg556 Montana
Gkïñg556 Montana:
By the time she runs for president It shouldn’t be as much racism but we never know
David Buchanan
David Buchanan:
What a beautiful sole. Amazing young lady. God bless you and your family. Peace and truth. David 🤗🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🙏🏿🙏.
kim smith
kim smith:
Wonderful, thank you so much you are a star.
Groove's Games
Groove's Games:
Amanda Gorman for president. Until then Biden should hire her to be his speech writer. We need to change laws so younger people can run.
Raymond Dillon
Raymond Dillon:
I cannot say the words how much I am proud of Amanda Gorman. I salute you on behalf of the UK Amanda! Simply marvellous!
Kojo Oheneba
Kojo Oheneba:
Jesus Christ she's beautiful 🤩
What a beautiful, uplifting, inspirational talented spirited, gifted soul! Such a profound inaugural message, befitted for such a time as now, this season!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pls argue with me
pls argue with me:
Hamfans when they noticed the Hamilton references from the inaugural poem:
Dive Chart
Dive Chart:
You're not only the inaugural poet.. you're MY poet. 🙌
Delaw Delaw
Delaw Delaw:
Lovely young girl. She is already in places happening. Lovely smile and composure. excellent!
Cindy Loupas
Cindy Loupas:
I am in awe of Amanda. Thank your for your amazing wisdom, courage and strength. You inspire me! Fantastic speech, I am so glad you were chosen. It was what we needed.
SlinkyStar Firelight
SlinkyStar Firelight:
Amazing lovely young lady! I see a young Maya Angelou...I wish her proseperity in her art!
Mich John
Mich John:
Amazing young woman
22, our young sister looks like a teen.
Zera Horn Show
Zera Horn Show:
In awe of this young woman!!!!! Kudos to the interviewer. Thank you for letting HER do the talking.
Island Rhythms Production
Island Rhythms Production:
With all the darkness that’s been in Washington recently, it’s good to see there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
She's damn cute. Very amazing poem that day. Definitely captivated me.
Nicholas Gomez
Nicholas Gomez:
Great poem this morning
Wow, every time I hear her speech it brings tears to my eyes. I am so proud of Amanda and proud to be an American.
Maybe her ancestors were from the great Mandin griots of West Africa!
Latysha Browning
Latysha Browning:
Blessed and Gifted!!
jeremy x
jeremy x:
A 👑Princess extraordinaire
As long as there are people like Amanda Gorman there is hope for a brighter future.
Maria Welling
Maria Welling:
She's MAGNIFICENT!! Brilliant!! Adorable!!