(AP MODIFIED) — The poet who took the stage on Inauguration Day is an old pro at ceremonial occasions, and she's only 22.
Amanda Gorman has written for everything from a July 4 celebration featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra to the inauguration at Harvard University for school president Larry Bacon.
Gorman performed her powerful words Wednesday at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Watch Amanda below:
“We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one…There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it—if only we’re brave enough to be it.”— ABC News (@ABC) January 20, 2021
Amanda Gorman makes history as youngest poet in recent history to read at a presidential inauguration: https://t.co/qjeUynJUdz pic.twitter.com/1p73XcyI3q
Shortly after the ceremony, she responded to a tweet from Lin-Manuel Miranda, referencing her nod to Hamilton in her words.
Thx @Lin_Manuel ! Did you catch the 2 @HamiltonMusical references in the inaugural poem? I couldn’t help myself! https://t.co/22UTKkGTLq— Amanda Gorman (@TheAmandaGorman) January 20, 2021