Posted on January 21, 2021 at 11:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
If Amanda Gorman went to bed last night wondering how any day could top January 20, when she captured millions of hearts with her inaugural poem, we wouldn’t blame her.
But lo and behold, January 21 has turned out to be a memorable day for her, too.
Her not-yet-released books — The Hill We Climb: Poems and Change Sings: A Children's Anthem — have spent several hours on top of the Amazon bestseller lists, at one and two, respectively. (They'll be published September 21.)
In addition to delivering “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration yesterday, Gorman received a job offer as poet-in-residence at Morgan State University.
The Baltimore Sun reports that while Morgan State President David Wilson made the offer spontaneously (via Twitter, no less), he says it’s a genuine one.
And for more from Gorman, albeit before her day of glory, check out an interview she did with VOGUE — which addresses several literary influences on her work in general, her inaugural poem, and … of course … her outfit.
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