Amanda Gorman light up Super Bowl with poem

Amanda-Gorman

Football and poetry might not seem a likely match, but former US youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman — who rocked President Joe Biden’s inauguration last month with an inspiring reading — showed how simpatico the two can be with a stunning reading of a new poem before the kickoff of Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

In a video, Gorman delivered an ode to hard-working Americans who have persevered through the pandemic. She told the stories of James Martin (a warrior who “still shares his home with at-risk”), Trimaine Davis (an educator) and Suzie Dorner (an ICU nurse manager). 

“They’ve taken the lead, exceeding all expectations and limitations, uplifting their communities and neighbors as leaders, healers and educators,” Gorman said.

Source: https://www.cnet.com/news/watch-amanda-gorman-light-up-super-bowl-2021-with-poem-honoring-pandemic-heroes/

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