<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:garamond,serif;font-size:large"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small">---------- Forwarded message ---------</span><br></div><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr" class="gmail_attr">From: <strong class="gmail_sendername" dir="auto">Alkalimat, Abdul</strong> <span dir="auto"><<a href="mailto:mcworter@illinois.edu">mcworter@illinois.edu</a>></span><br>Date: Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 11:26 AM<br>Subject: Amanda Gorman<br>To:  <<a href="mailto:abdulslist@lists.illinois.edu">abdulslist@lists.illinois.edu</a>></div>

  
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    <p>Now 22-years-old, West LA raised Gorman was named Youth Poet
      Laureate of Los Angeles at the age of 16. At 19, while in college
      at Harvard, she was named the first-ever National Youth Poet
      Laureate.</p>
    <p><font size="+1"><b>The position of Youth Poet Laureate</b></font><br>
      <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.youthlaureate.org/__;!!DZ3fjg!tpzxIVGBZPEbo-nv7-w-UoZGhNq0iqQdvUow01IoYpNMtXFEa3YEzAl7fH0NZry_GG1oG3rt$" target="_blank">https://www.youthlaureate.org/</a><br>
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    <p><font size="+1"><b>Bio</b></font><br>
      <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Gorman__;!!DZ3fjg!tpzxIVGBZPEbo-nv7-w-UoZGhNq0iqQdvUow01IoYpNMtXFEa3YEzAl7fH0NZry_GIFrmSQO$" target="_blank">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Gorman</a><br>
<a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.lataco.com/meet-amanda-gorman-the-l-a-native-who-is-the-first-national-youth-poet-laureate/__;!!DZ3fjg!tpzxIVGBZPEbo-nv7-w-UoZGhNq0iqQdvUow01IoYpNMtXFEa3YEzAl7fH0NZry_GAgdRX9X$" target="_blank">https://www.lataco.com/meet-amanda-gorman-the-l-a-native-who-is-the-first-national-youth-poet-laureate/</a><br>
      <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/9/18/youth-poet/__;!!DZ3fjg!tpzxIVGBZPEbo-nv7-w-UoZGhNq0iqQdvUow01IoYpNMtXFEa3YEzAl7fH0NZry_GJhjfnWS$" target="_blank">https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/9/18/youth-poet/</a><br>
      <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://tinyurl.com/y2e8u88u__;!!DZ3fjg!tpzxIVGBZPEbo-nv7-w-UoZGhNq0iqQdvUow01IoYpNMtXFEa3YEzAl7fH0NZry_GHhnh90K$" target="_blank">https://tinyurl.com/y2e8u88u</a></p>
    <p><font size="+1"><b>Her website</b></font><br>
      <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theamandagorman.com/__;!!DZ3fjg!tpzxIVGBZPEbo-nv7-w-UoZGhNq0iqQdvUow01IoYpNMtXFEa3YEzAl7fH0NZry_GDnDXKuT$" target="_blank">https://www.theamandagorman.com/</a><br>
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    <p><font size="+1"><b>Her inaugural reading</b></font><br>
<a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/videos/style/2021/01/20/amanda-gorman-youth-poet-laureate-full-poem-biden-capitol-inauguration-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/cnn-style/__;!!DZ3fjg!tpzxIVGBZPEbo-nv7-w-UoZGhNq0iqQdvUow01IoYpNMtXFEa3YEzAl7fH0NZry_GH8c-Xdm$" target="_blank">https://www.cnn.com/videos/style/2021/01/20/amanda-gorman-youth-poet-laureate-full-poem-biden-capitol-inauguration-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/cnn-style/</a><br>
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    <p><font size="+1"><b>The poem she read</b></font><br>
<a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/20/amanda-gormans-inaugural-poem-the-hill-we-climb-full-text.html__;!!DZ3fjg!tpzxIVGBZPEbo-nv7-w-UoZGhNq0iqQdvUow01IoYpNMtXFEa3YEzAl7fH0NZry_GLqCXtCB$" target="_blank">https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/20/amanda-gormans-inaugural-poem-the-hill-we-climb-full-text.html</a><br>
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    <p><font size="+1"><b>Interview</b></font><br>
<a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/videos/style/2021/01/21/amanda-gorman-poet-laureate-interview-inauguration-vpx.cnn__;!!DZ3fjg!tpzxIVGBZPEbo-nv7-w-UoZGhNq0iqQdvUow01IoYpNMtXFEa3YEzAl7fH0NZry_GL8ji3jn$" target="_blank">https://www.cnn.com/videos/style/2021/01/21/amanda-gorman-poet-laureate-interview-inauguration-vpx.cnn</a><br>
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    <p><font size="+1"><b>Her poetry</b></font><br>
      <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://poets.org/poem/place-american-lyric__;!!DZ3fjg!tpzxIVGBZPEbo-nv7-w-UoZGhNq0iqQdvUow01IoYpNMtXFEa3YEzAl7fH0NZry_GO8I67_D$" target="_blank">https://poets.org/poem/place-american-lyric</a><br>
<a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.amazon.com/s?k=amanda*gorman&i=stripbooks&crid=2I5C0SOWEZ64I&sprefix=aman*2Cstripbooks*2C190&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-a-p_2_4__;KyUl!!DZ3fjg!tpzxIVGBZPEbo-nv7-w-UoZGhNq0iqQdvUow01IoYpNMtXFEa3YEzAl7fH0NZry_GLohWjQr$" target="_blank">https://www.amazon.com/s?k=amanda+gorman&i=stripbooks&crid=2I5C0SOWEZ64I&sprefix=aman%2Cstripbooks%2C190&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-a-p_2_4</a></p>
    <p><font size="+1"><b>Her other readings</b></font><br>
      <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://youtu.be/zM4En012IJo__;!!DZ3fjg!tpzxIVGBZPEbo-nv7-w-UoZGhNq0iqQdvUow01IoYpNMtXFEa3YEzAl7fH0NZry_GJp0xfTp$" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/zM4En012IJo</a><br>
<a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/10/youth-poet-laureate-amanda-gorman-delivers-poem-at-harvard-presidents-inauguration/__;!!DZ3fjg!tpzxIVGBZPEbo-nv7-w-UoZGhNq0iqQdvUow01IoYpNMtXFEa3YEzAl7fH0NZry_GD2h7tVM$" target="_blank">https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/10/youth-poet-laureate-amanda-gorman-delivers-poem-at-harvard-presidents-inauguration/</a><br>
      <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://poets.org/teach-poem/amanda-gorman-library-congress__;!!DZ3fjg!tpzxIVGBZPEbo-nv7-w-UoZGhNq0iqQdvUow01IoYpNMtXFEa3YEzAl7fH0NZry_GNsW48XU$" target="_blank">https://poets.org/teach-poem/amanda-gorman-library-congress</a><br>
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    <p><font size="+1"><b>Oprah gave her earrings</b></font><br>
<a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://people.com/style/oprah-gifts-symbolic-jewelry-to-inaguration-day-poet-amanda-gorman/__;!!DZ3fjg!tpzxIVGBZPEbo-nv7-w-UoZGhNq0iqQdvUow01IoYpNMtXFEa3YEzAl7fH0NZry_GJfivoRe$" target="_blank">https://people.com/style/oprah-gifts-symbolic-jewelry-to-inaguration-day-poet-amanda-gorman/</a><br>
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