'16 Alumna and US Youth Poet Laureate Presents Poem at Library of Congress

Class of 2016 alumni and first-ever US Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman delivered an original poem at the Library of Congress on September 13 to open a reading by the US Poet Laureate Tracy Smith. Her poem, In This Place: An American Lyric, is profoundly moving. Scroll to minute 12:50 in this video to see Amanda.
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