The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country

The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country

by Amanda Gorman (Author)

Amanda Gorman’s powerful and historic poem “The Hill We Climb”, read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration

“Stunning.” (CNN)

“Dynamic.” (NPR)

“Deeply rousing and uplifting.” (Vogue)

On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe. Her poem “The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country” can now be cherished in this special audiobook. Including an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey, this keepsake celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.

Embracing Unity and Healing: A Journey Through Amanda Gorman's "The Hill We Climb"

In the heart of America's capital, on a day of transition and hope, Amanda Gorman stepped onto the stage, her voice carrying the weight of history and the aspirations of a nation. Her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb," was a beacon of light, a clarion call for unity, and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

Gorman's words, etched in the annals of American history, painted a vivid tapestry of a nation grappling with its past and striving for a brighter future. With each verse, she wove a narrative of struggle, resilience, and the enduring power of hope.

She spoke of "a country stitched together by wounds," acknowledging the deep divisions that had fractured the nation's soul. Yet, she refused to dwell on the darkness, instead choosing to focus on the potential for healing and reconciliation.

Through her evocative imagery and powerful metaphors, Gorman invited us to envision a country where "there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it." Her words resonated with millions, inspiring a newfound sense of optimism and a renewed commitment to working towards a more just and equitable society.

Gorman's poem was not merely a performance; it was a call to action. She challenged us to confront the challenges that lay ahead, to bridge the divides that separated us, and to strive for a future where "we will rise from the gold-limbed hills of the West, we will rise from the windswept Northeast where our forefathers first realized revolution."

With her stirring words, Amanda Gorman reminded us of the power of poetry to inspire, to heal, and to bring people together. Her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb," will forever be remembered as a defining moment in American history, a testament to the enduring spirit of a nation that continues to strive for a more perfect union.


March 30, 2021