An amazing poet whose tender age makes her achievements even more impressive. She was named Youth Poet Laureate at the age of 19 (4 years ago)! She combines the power of her words with a powerful sense of social justice - quite a feat, indeed. Here's the poem she read at Biden's inauguration:
THE HILL WE CLIMB
When day comes we ask ourselves,
where can we find light in this never-ending shade?
The loss we carry,
a sea we must wade
We've braved the belly of the beast
We've learned that quiet isn't always peace
And the norms and no
The big wave,
the great emotion.
Nothing more than to see,
nothing more than a fear inside my heart.
Like the love I am feeling,
towards the everlasting infinitive essence our real.
The sea, the big sea.