NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE
have some good news for Amanda Gorman: Americans don’t murder our poets.
Gorman, who embarked on her splendid career as a poet of the oppressed while studying at a $50,000-a-year private school in Santa Monica, Calif., and then carried the work on to Harvard with the financial support of the Milken Family Foundation, was named the nation’s first “youth poet laureate,” and read a poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration.
It is not a very good poem, but Americans are not a very poetic people.
Gorman writes in the New York Times (as all the downtrodden do) that …