More Amanda Gorman by popular demand...
February is Black History Month in the USA. I choose to kick off my celebration with a video of
Amanda Gorman...Poet Laureate, Teacher and Public Speaker.
Amanda has a mantra that gives her the power to speak publicly...
“I am the daughter of black writers who descended from freedom fighters. Who broke their chains and changed the world. They call me.”
And she has two questions for you...
- Whose shoulders do you stand on?
- What do you stand for?
Amanda speaks about the power of poetry being a language and reaching back to the people whose shoulders she stands on for her voice. And she explains why poetry is inherently political.
On TED-ED Students Talk, Amanda Gorman speaks her message of what poetry is...
"Poetry has never been the language of barriers, it's always been the language of bridges."
Using your voice is a political choice | Amanda Gorman (7:19 mins) ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plU-QpcEswo
Please take a cup of your favorite bev, relax and enjoy!