Sunday, February 7, 2021

Inauguration and Super Bowl poet Amanda Gorman interviewed by Trevor Noah and James Corden, plus her Inauguration reading

Happy, Super Bowl Sunday! I'm celebrating this year by concentrating on a featured entertainer probably for the first time since Predictions vs. reality for Katy Perry at the Super Bowl, although calling Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman mere entertainment does her a disservice. I expect her reading will be truly inspirational instead of merely sentimental.

I begin with Trevor Noah's interview of Gorman on "The Daily Show," Amanda Gorman - “The Hill We Climb” & Activism Through Poetry.

Amanda Gorman discusses reading her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Biden’s inauguration, what poetry means to her and her upcoming Super Bowl performance.
This is the one interview I'm embedding today that mentions Gorman speaking at the Super Bowl, so of course I'm placing it first. I don't think she realizes how much larger an audience she will have during the game than for the Inauguration, even though the latter is technically more important. Remember, entertainment gets Americans to act.

A week earlier, James Corden interviewed her in Amanda Gorman Is Giving Americans Hope.

James Corden connects with Amanda Gorman, who captured the collective attention of Americans with her striking poem, "The Hill We Climb," during the inauguration ceremony for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. James asks Amanda about her journey from being selected to standing at the podium delivering her art to the world. And Amanda talks about her coming children's book, "Change Sings," which is already atop the chart.
Welcome to fame, Amanda. May it treat you well and may you continue using your fame for good.

All this attention came from her Inauguration poetry reading, so watch ABC News Poet Amanda Gorman reads 'The Hill We Climb' to hear her speak.

The nation's first Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman recites "The Hill We Climb."
Wow. May Gorman's reading today be as hopeful and inspirational.

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