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Call Us What We Carry

Call Us What We Carry

by Amanda Gorman

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By now you’ve read Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s poem from the 2021 Inauguration. Which then means you’ve been looking for MORE of Gorman’s words. The wait is over. If the light and beauty and understanding washed over you as you read “The Hill We Climb,” then you are ready for full immersion. We are going to say this right out: The world is a better place for the work of Amanda Gorman.

The instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller


The breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman

Formerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems, the luminous poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing. In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, this beautifully designed volume features poems in many inventive styles and structures and shines a light on a moment of reckoning. Call Us What We Carry reveals that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our voice for the future.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593465066
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 12/07/2021
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,592
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: NP (what's this?)

About the Author

Amanda Gorman is the youngest presidential inaugural poet in US history. She is a committed advocate for the environment, racial equality, and gender justice. Amanda’s activism and poetry have been featured on The Today Show, PBS Kids, and CBS This Morning, and in the New York Times, Vogue, Essence, and O, The Oprah Magazine. In 2017, Urban Word named her the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States. After graduating cum laude from Harvard University, she now lives in her hometown of Los Angeles. The special edition of her inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb,” was published in March 2021 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Her debut picture book, Change Sings, will be published in September 2021. Please visit theamandagorman.com.




Table of Contents

Requiem 5

What a Piece of Wreck Is Man 31

Earth Eyes 59

Memoria 75

Atonement 91

Fury & Faith 155

Resolution 175

Notes 219

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