Star Amanda Gorman continued her remarkable rise on Thursday after winning the presidential award A thunderous rendition of her poem During the inauguration of the American presidency.
Within hours of her Wednesday delivery, she was racy reading of The Hill We Climb, while taking the oath Joe Biden Kamala Harris put my 22-year-old book at the top of the Amazon bestseller list.
“I’m on Earth. My books are # 1 and # 2 on Amazon after day one, home to Los Angeles He wrote on Twitter.
Gorman, who described herself as a book work as a child, overcame the barrier of speech in her youth to become the first young American national poet in 2017.
She has now joined the ranks of the opening poets such as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou.
With the honor of being the youngest poet in US history to mark the presidential transition, the Gorman Group debuted its group, also named The Hill We Climb, which won a Harvard graduate first place in the online retail sales charts.
Her next youth-oriented project, entitled Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem, is following closely. Both books are due for release in September.
According to the New York Times, Gorman said she did Struggling to write The opening poem. But then came the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, forcing her to stay up all night to finish it off, this time sure of what she wanted to say.
“Being American is more than just a pride we inherit. It’s the past we step into and how we fix it,” Gorman Read While her yellow coat was slithering from the steps of the US Capitol Building, just two weeks after the attempted revolt and a year after global protests demanding racial justice.
The performance drew immediate acclaim, with praise from across the country and the political spectrum including the pro-Republican Lincoln project and former President Barack Obama.
“was not [Gorman’s] Just an amazing poem? I have promised to run for president in 2036, and I personally cannot wait. ” chirp Former US Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton.
Social media for the poetess has also boomed, rising from tens of thousands of new followers to over a million new followers to her Twitter fanbase.
On Wednesday night, a stunned Anderson Cooper audibly echoed the audience’s admiration for his show, revealing that he was “astonished” by the young poet’s words.
The humble Gorman took praise a step, thanked her followers while sharing her motto and said that not only does she motivate her before the shows, but she also talked about the importance of the historic opening.
“I am the daughter of black writers,” said Gorman. We are descended from freedom fighters who broke through chains and changed the world.
They called me. “
The Associated Press contributed to this report.