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Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, captures ‘bruised, but whole’ U.S. at Biden, Harris inauguration

Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, captures ‘bruised, but whole’ U.S. at Biden, Harris inauguration

ANDREA SHALAL AMANDA Gorman, the youngest poet in U.S. history to mark the transition of presidential power, offered a hopeful vision for a deeply divided country on Wednesday with her poem "The Hill We Climb". Gorman, 22, a Los Angeles resident, joined the ranks of previous inaugural poets Robert Frost, Maya Angelou and Elizabeth Alexander, with a powerful performance at the swearing-in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. "Being American is more than a pride we inherit. It's the past we step into and how we repair it," Gorman said, in a short poem that was greeted…
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