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Poetry Revived: The Impact of Amanda Gorman
She stands with poise, black skin shining, teeth radiating through parted lips. Her yellow coat hugs tightly around her small body, popping out against the crowd behind her like a perfect exclamation point. She raises her hands and hangs them at the ready, then she opens her mouth and speaks. Amanda Gorman’s performance of her poem , “The Hill We Climb,” on the inauguration day of President Biden was powerful for many reasons. That moment was more than a political victory for Biden or a victory for democracy; it was also a victory for a rarely appreciated craft- poetry.