Posted on 01/27/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Poet Amanda Gorman is set to step onto another national stage: that of the Super Bowl.
Gorman, who wrote and performed “The Hill We Climb” for President Joe Biden’s inauguration, will again write poetry specifically for the occasion.
This time, according to an NFL press release, the work will honor three community heroes.
Educator Trimaine Davis, nurse manager Suzie Dorner, and veteran James Martin will be celebrated by Gorman’s words during the pregame ceremony.
Super Bowl LV, pitting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Kansas City Chiefs, takes place February 7.
Pregame activities start at 2 p.m. Eastern, while the game begins at 6:30 p.m. Eastern.
Gorman is the first-ever national youth poet laureate and, at just twenty-two years old, the youngest inaugural poet.
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