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  • Published: 7 December 2021
  • ISBN: 9781784744618
  • Imprint: Chatto & Windus
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $32.00

Call Us What We Carry

The debut collection from the bestselling phenomenon who performed at the Presidential Inauguration




The breakout poetry collection by presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman

The breakout poetry collection by Sunday Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman

Including 'The Hill We Climb,' the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, Amanda Gorman's remarkable new collection reveals an energizing and unforgettable poetic voice. Call Us What We Carry is Gorman at her finest. Bursting with musical language and exploring themes of identity, grief, and memory, this lyric of hope and healing captures an important moment in our collective consciousness while being utterly timeless.

Praise for 'The Hill We Climb':

'I was profoundly moved... The power of your words blew me away' Michelle Obama, TIME

'I was thrilled' Hillary Clinton

'She spoke truth to power and embodied clear-eyed hope to a weary nation. She revealed us to ourselves' Lin-Manuel Miranda, TIME

  • Published: 7 December 2021
  • ISBN: 9781784744618
  • Imprint: Chatto & Windus
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $32.00

About the author

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman (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 TheNew 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," will be published in March 2021. Her debut picture book, Change Sings, and the breakout poetry collection The Hill We Climb and Other Poems will be published in September 2021.

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Praise for Call Us What We Carry

'The Hill We Climb': Deeply rousing and uplifting

Vogue

'The Hill We Climb': A young Black woman helping to turn the page to a more hopeful chapter in American leadership... It made me so happy

Michelle Obama, TIME

'The Hill We Climb': The perfect example of what poetry can do

Theresa Lola, Guardian

A new collection full of hope and healing from the young American poet who electrified the world

Guardian, *50 Biggest Books of Autumn 2021*

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