US poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol on Wednesday. Photo: AP US poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol on Wednesday. Photo: AP
US poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol on Wednesday. Photo: AP

Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, captures ‘bruised, but whole’ US at inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

  • ‘The Hill We Climb’, by the youngest inaugural poet in US history, offers a hopeful vision for a deeply divided country
  • Gorman joins the likes of Robert Frost, Maya Angelou and Elizabeth Alexander with a powerful reading at the swearing-in of the new president and vice-president

Topic |   Joe Biden inauguration
US poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol on Wednesday. Photo: AP US poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol on Wednesday. Photo: AP
US poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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