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文學界 2021年05月号 — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Gorman, Amanda S. C.
Syntymäaika
1998-03-07
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
Los Angeles, Californië, USA
Asuinpaikat
Los Angeles, California, USA
Koulutus
Harvard University
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National Youth Poet Laureate (2017)

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A beautiful poem written for Joe Biden’s inauguration, Ms. Gorman’s “The Hill We Climb” rightly describes the United States as a country, not striving for perfection, but working toward improvement. While the overarching theme is hope, Ms. Gorman does not whitewash the reality of the social and political divide, the divisiveness and hatred and violence that has risen and thrived in this dark period of our country. It's an anthem meant to be read aloud, with its dynamic cadence, rhymes, and rhythms . I read it through once silently, but found something transformative in reading it aloud the second time.… (lisätietoja)
 
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bschweiger | 24 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 4, 2024 |
Independent reading level: 4-8
 
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swopester | Dec 6, 2023 |
After watching Biden's inauguration, it was inevitable that I would need to own this book as soon as I knew that it would exist.

Saying that I prefer to watch Gorman perform over reading these myself is almost a non-statement, in that the vast majority of poetry is better read aloud, but Gorman is also a particularly magical performer.

This is a worthy collection that continues to explore many of the themes from "The Hill We Climb." My favorite lines are closing of "The Unordinary World," near the end of the collection:
Who are we, if not
What we make of the dark.

Recommended for those needing some patriotic optimism that still engages with the difficult truths of this nation's history.
… (lisätietoja)
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