Call us what we carry : poems / Amanda Gorman.
- ISBN: 9780593465066
- ISBN: 0593465067
- Physical Description: 228 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Edition: Formerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems.
- Publisher: New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-223).
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Requiem -- What a piece of wreck is man -- Earth eyes -- Memoria -- Atonement -- Fury & faith -- Resolution.
The presidential inaugural poet--and unforgettable new voice in American poetry--presents a collection of poems that includes the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States.Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, her poems shine a light on a moment of reckoning and reveal that Gorman has become a messenger from the past, our voice for the future. The final poem in the book is The hill we climb, which was read at President Joseph Biden's 2021 inauguration. -- adapted from jacket and perusal of book
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Call Us What We Carry : Poems
The instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller The breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman Formerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems , the luminous poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing. In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, this beautifully designed volume features poems in many inventive styles and structures and shines a light on a moment of reckoning. Call Us What We Carry reveals that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our voice for the future.