Poet Amanda Gorman, who wowed the world with her poetry reading during the President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration a few weeks ago, is having a one-on-one interview with Oprah Winfrey in the Apple TV+ series “The Oprah Conversation.”
Poet Amanda Gorman who is also an author and activist, became an instant sensation after her poetry reading at the inauguration. That particular event made her the youngest inaugural poet in history of the United States.
Amanda Gorman in the interview that will be shown to the world on Friday, was described by Oprah in a statement as the 23-year-old that “stepped into a moment in history with enormous grace and dignity.”
“I was enthralled by her youthful spirit from the first moment we met, and very much looked forward to hearing her unpack all that has happened to her the past few months,” Winfrey said about Poet Amanda Gorman in a statement.
In a wide-ranging interview with Winfrey, Gorman discusses how she approached the poem’s creation; the literary figures who inspire her; personal stories that shaped her past, and her hopes for the future, the streaming service said in a release Thursday.
“It felt meaningful, not only for me but in a broader sense,” Gorman says of her poem in a clip from the interview.
She describes the work as “something that the world needed to hear and that I needed to write. Very rarely do you get that type of luxury as a poet, in which your words aren’t just meeting the moment, but making the moment in history.”
The latest interview comes some weeks after Prince Harry and Meghan bombshell interview that saw the British Royal Family getting a lot of backlash for their alleged racism.
Others who have been interviewed for “The Oprah Conversation” include former President Barack Obama, Matthew McConaughey, Stevie Wonder and author Ibram X. Kendi.