Amanda Gorman's passion for poetry began at a young age. She wrote her first poem at just five years old and hasn't stopped since

Despite her impressive talent, Gorman had a speech impediment as a child and struggled with the letter "R." She overcame this challenge through years of speech therapy and eventually became a renowned public speaker

Gorman was raised by a single mother, Joan Wicks, who worked as a teacher. Her mother played a significant role in nurturing her love for literature and encouraged her creative pursuits

In 2014, Gorman became the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, an honor bestowed upon her by Urban Word, a youth literary arts organization

 Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history. At 22 years old, she delivered her powerful poem, "The Hill We Climb," at President Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, 2021

She is a Harvard University graduate, having earned a cum laude degree in Sociology. Gorman was also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society during her time at Harvard

Gorman is a strong advocate for literacy and education. She has worked with numerous organizations to promote literacy among young people, including her own initiative called "The Write to Rise Project

Gorman has performed her poetry on various prestigious stages, including the Super Bowl LV pregame show and the 2021 Grammy Awards

 She is not only a talented poet but also an accomplished spoken word artist. Gorman has won several poetry slams and competitions, showcasing her ability to captivate audiences with her powerful performances

Gorman has a deep appreciation for music and often incorporates it into her poetry. She has cited musicians such as Beyoncé and Lin-Manuel Miranda as sources of inspiration for her creative process