Posted on 04/09/2021 at 11:50 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Amanda Gorman has already made history several times, as the youngest inaugural poet in US history, the first-ever national youth poet laureate, and the first poet to write and perform an original poem for the Super Bowl.
This week, she added a few more triumphs to that list.
For the first time, a book of poetry — Gorman’s The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country — debuted at the top spot of USA Today’s bestselling books list.
(It's also at the top of the New York Times bestseller list, but we haven't seen how that ranks, historically.)
And also for the first time, a poet — Gorman, obviously — is featured on the cover of Vogue magazine.
More work from Gorman will come out this fall; the picture book Change Sings: A Children's Anthem and a poetry collection called The Hill We Climb (not to be confused with this week's release, which adds a foreword by Oprah Winfrey to the inaugural poem) will be published September 21.
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