Amanda Gorman: the 22 year old poet who overcame a stutter and has captivated millions with the power of her words

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Amanda Gorman wowed millions with her lyrical performance at the US presidential inauguration (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Amanda Gorman wowed millions with her lyrical performance at the US presidential inauguration (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

It wasn't Lady Gaga belting out the national anthem or Jennifer Lopez in full cry or even Joe Biden delivering his first speech as president – the moment that really stood out at America’s 2021 Inauguration Day celebrations was when a 22-year-old poet hardly anyone had heard of stole the show.

Not many people watching Amanda Gorman’s lyrical performance knew her name or that she’s America’s first youth poet laureate or that she was the youngest poet by far to recite at a presidential inauguration. What they did know was they were witnessing something special: the moment a genuine star was born.

For five minutes you could’ve heard a pin drop as the beautiful young poet, dressed in an eye-catching yellow Prada coat, held everyone spellbound with her recital of The Hill We Climb.

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