The breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman Formerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems, the luminous poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing. In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, these poems shine a light on a moment of reckoning and reveal that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our voice for the future.
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About Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman is the youngest presidential inaugural poet in US history. Her books include a special edition of her inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb,” which she delivered at the inauguration of President Biden; a picture book, Change Sings; and a poetry collection, The Hill We Climb and Other Poems. She is a committed advocate for the environment, racial equality, and gender justice. Her activism and poetry have been featured on The Today Show, PBS Kids, and CBS This Morning, and in the New York Times, Vogue, Essence, and O, The Oprah Magazine. In 2017, Urban Word named her the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University.