Today Youth Poet Laureate, Tomorrow Madam President for This Teen

Today Youth Poet Laureate, Tomorrow Madam President for This Teen

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In April of this year, nineteen-year-old Amanda Gorman was named the first Youth Poet Laureate. According to Poets and Writers, the award, which will be presented annually, “honors a teen poet who demonstrates not only extraordinary literary talent but also a proven record of community engagement and youth leadership.”   In 2016, Gorman established One Pen One Page, a nonprofit organization that provides an “online platform and creative writing program for student storytellers to change the world.” Gorman is the executive director of One Pen One Page.   Image Via The New York Times   She’s not just one of the most …