Sequoia

22-Year-Old Inauguration Poet To Recite New Poem At Super Bowl

Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old ‘youth poet laureate’ who performed at Joe Biden’s inauguration, is heading to the Super Bowl.

Gorman will recite a new poem as part of the Super Bowl LV pregame ceremonies.  It will recognize three people selected by the NFL as honorary game captains: L.A. teacher Trimaine Davis, Tampa nurse Suzie Dorner, and Marine veteran James Martin.
Gorman drew widespread praise for her reading of the original poem “The Hill We Climb” at the inauguration, and is the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate.
What do you think of adding a poetry recitation to the Super Bowl pregame?  What other ways will this year’s big game be different?