Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman releases new poem 'New Day's Lyric' to welcome 2022
Gorman shared her new poem on Instagram.
Amanda Gorman is ringing in the new year with a new poem.
The National Youth Poet Laureate, who is most famous for her poem "The Hill We Climb," which she recited at President Joe Biden's inauguration earlier this year, partnered with Instagram on the new poem "New Day's Lyric."
Gorman shared a video of her reciting the poem on her Instagram, as did the platform, on their own account. In the clip, Gorman wears a a white dress and powerfully recites "New Day's Lyric" in an empty theater.
"New Day's Lyric" reflects on 2021 and looks ahead to 2022.
"May this be the day / We come together," she says. "Tethered by this year of yearning, / We are learning / That though we weren't ready for this, / We have been readied by it. / We steadily vow that no matter / How we are weighed down, / We must always pave a way forward."
In a separate post, Gorman shared that she is raising money for the International Rescue Committee, which provides lifesaving programs to vulnerable communities worldwide affected by the coronavirus pandemic as well as humanitarian crises. According to her post, Instagram has also pledged $50,000.
"I wrote A New Day's Lyric both to celebrate the new year & honor both the hurt & the humanity of the last one," she wrote. "I'm always shy to quote my own poems, but I believe it in my bones when I say: Come, look up with kindness yet, for wherever we come together, we will forever overcome."
Gorman has had a whirlwind of a year. Following her reading of "The Hill We Climb" at Biden's inauguration, she read another poem she wrote called "Chorus of the Captains," which was filmed for the Super Bowl's pregame ceremony and honored the front-line workers of the COVID-19 pandemic. She also signed with IMG models, the same modeling agency that represents Gigi and Bella Hadid.
Gorman released her third book of the year, "Call Us What We Carry," just this month.
Watch the full video below of Gorman reciting "New Day's Lyric":