Amanda Gorman Biography and Wiki
Amanda Gorman (b. 1998) is an American poet and activist from Los Angeles, California. Gorman is the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate.
Amanda Gorman has written poems for historic occasions. Now she has made history herself. Gorman, 22, became the youngest known inaugural poet when she performed at the 59th Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday.
Amanda Gorman Age and Birthday
Gorman was born in Los Angeles on March 7, 1998, She is 23 years old as of 2021. Her birth sign is Pisces
Amanda Gorman Education
Gorman attended New Roads, a private school in Santa Monica, for grades K–12. As a senior, she received a Milken Family Foundation college scholarship and studied sociology at Harvard College. While at Harvard, she became the initial person to be named national youth poet laureate in April 2017.
Amanda Gorman Height and Weight
The American poet is of average stature. Gorman is said to stand at 5 feet 4 inches, weighing about 50 kg.
Amanda Gorman Parents and Siblings
Gorman was raised by her mother Joan Wicks, a school teacher. She has a twin sister named Gabrielle Gorman.
Amanda Gorman Inauguration
Gorman read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, 2021, being the youngest poet to read at a presidential inauguration in United States history. First Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden recommended Gorman for the inauguration.
During the week before the inauguration, Gorman told The Washington Post book critic Ron Charles, “My hope is that my poem will represent a moment of unity for our country,” and that “with my words, I’ll be able to speak to a new chapter and era for our nation.”
Amanda Gorman Career | Poet
In 2017, Gorman acquired a $10,000 grant from media company OZY as part of the OZY Genius Awards. Gorman stated she was motivated to become a youth representative for the United Nations in 2013 after seeing a speech by Pakistani Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.
Gorman was chosen as the youth poet laureate of Los Angeles in 2014. She published the poetry book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough in 2015.
Amanda Gorman Net Worth
Gorman is very young and she has a long way to go in her career. For this reason, exact figures aren’t ready but various online sources insist the poet’s net worth ranges from $1 million to $3 million. This amount is from her work and sponsorships.