Poetry at the Inauguration

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As a poet, I’m pleased that our president-elect has invited a poet to speak today. As a former teacher, I’m thrilled the poet will be our National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman.

Please listen to Amanda today and consider trying to write a spoken-word poem. Spoken word poems play an important component in my book, Survivalist’s Daughter, presently in the hands of my agent, Joyce Sweeney.

As the president of the Florida Writers Foundation, I shall organize a poetry slam. Hope you’ll be inspired by Amanda to write your own poem and join us for the FWA Poetry Slam in October ✍️