Just a quick shout out to Amanda Gorman – published author and the first ever Youth Poet Laureate of the United States of America. Called the ‘next great figure of poetry in the US’, (and despite being born with special needs) 19-year-old Amanda is a Genius Award winner who is now using virtual reality to change society.
When she was 16, she founded One Pen One Page, a community project which promotes literacy and youth activism. Her first poetry book, “The One For Whom Food Is Not Enough”, was published in 2015. Be sure to copp that.
This is a long, long, faraway goal, but 2036 I am running for office to be president of the United States.
– Amanda Gorman
Currently a Harvard sophomore, she has been published in The Washington Post, Teen Vogue, Forbes, and literally countless of other professional mediums. As if she wasn’t already killing the game, Amanda will also soon be rolling out ‘She the People’, an experiential virtual reality project to empower teenage girls. She understands the importance of her new designation, and as expected, is quite woke: “I’m navigating all that while also being a young black woman navigating the intersectionality of my identity,”.
“I want to create poems that stand the test of time and counter the fragmented news culture of today,” she said. And what of her future aspirations? “This is a long, long, faraway goal, but 2036 I am running for office to be president of the United States” she said matter-of-factly. “So you can put that in your iCloud calendar.”
[ 16 April 1963 ]
My Dear Fellow Clergymen:
While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities "unwise and untimely."...