Amanda Gorman to perform at Super Bowl: Amanda Gorman, who created history by being the youngest poet to perform at the United States presidential inauguration, is all set to grace the upcoming Super Bowl with her performance.
The National Football League made the announcement today that the young poet will recite an original poem, honouring three pandemic heroes just before the kickoff on February 7.
Her poem will recognise three honorary game captains chosen by the NFL. They are Trimaine Davis, Suzie Dorner and James Martin.
Trimaine Davis is a teacher from Los Angeles who helped secure laptops and internet for his students during virtual learning. Suzie Dorner is a nurse at the Tampa Bay General Hospital who managed the COVID intensive care unit. James Martin is a marine veteran who helped his fellow veterans and other members of his community through the Wounded Warrior Project.
The NFL surprised the COVID heroes with trips to the Super Bowl game. In fact, NFL legends Doug Baldwin, Derrick Brooks and Jerome Bettis broke the news to the trio.
The league says all three heroes will be honorary captains at the pre-game coin toss.
Amanda Gorman As The Youngest Inaugural Poet
The 22-year old poet from Los Angeles became a global sensation by making history when she recited her original poem, The Hill We Climb, during the sworn-in ceremony of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. She became the youngest poet to perform at the inauguration. Moreover, her performance garnered immense praise from many influential personalities, including former US President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Born in Los Angeles in 1998, she became LA’s youth poet laureate at the age of 16. Amanda went on to study at Harvard University. In 2017, she became the United States of America’s first National Youth Poet Laureate. Gorman joined the likes of Maya Angelou in being a performing poet at an American presidential inauguration.