Category Archives: Gorman (Amanda)

March Madness Is Divinest Sense (Sort of)

Having a March Madness bracket for poems provided excitement for kids and enlightenment for this teacher.

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A Poem Overshadows Super Bowl

Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration and Super Bowl Poems are bringing back occasional poetry.

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The City on the Hill Requires Climbing

Amanda’s Gorman’s “Hill We Climb” provides an African American slant to Winthrop’s “city on a hill” image.

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