Amanda Gorman Reviews: National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman stole the show at President Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, with the stirring debut of her original poem, “The Hill We Climb.” Gorman, the country’s first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate, quickly became a hot topic on Twitter, and many congratulate the 22-year-old not only on her poise but also on her words of reconciliation, activism, and hope.
Searches for Gorman’s work blew up after the inauguration, and hours later, the writer tweeted that her books were holding the top spots on the Amazon bestseller chart (a position they still held as of this writing).
But while you can order Gorman’s books online right now, for at least a few more months, you will not be able to read them. The original poetry book by Gorman and the children’s book by Gorman are not scheduled for publication until September 21, 2021.
And while Penguin Random House publishers state that a special edition of Gorman’s poem, The Hill We Climb, is going to be published in print, the release is not due until April 27th.
Release dates may, of course, change, especially as the buzz around Gorman continues to rise. There is some hope that to take advantage of the momentum, Penguin Random House will speed up the release of the titles.