In honor of both this being Black History Month, and it being Valentine’s Day week, we want to offer to you a link to hear a performance by Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman at her performance in Boulder, Colorado, at the Colorado University-Boulder 2018 Conference on World Affairs annual event. The performance piece titled “The Power of the Words of Women,” was spoken in Macky Auditorium.
In 2017 she was chosen as National Youth Poet Laureate. Gorman was the 2021 Inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate, and also recited the poem “The Hill We Climb.” She also recited an original poem at the 2021 Super Bowl, February 7, 2021 as an introduction to the three honorary captains who would preside over the coin toss. You can read more about her in the interview with Michelle Obama in this month’s issue of TIME Magazine, titled “United With Purpose.”
== poetry performance titled “The Power of the Words of Women” in Macky Auditorium. Watch a recording of the performance on the CWA YouTube channel.== Watch Amanda Gorman’s 2018 CWA Performance. ==
Gorman’s Inauguration Day poem ends with: “When day comes, we step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid. The new dawn blooms as we free it for there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it.” You can read the entire lyrics at: Lyrics.com