"We have recalled how to touch each other
& how to trust all that is good & all right.
We have learned our true names—
Not what we are called,
But what we are called
To carry forth from here.
What do we carry, if not
What & who we care most for."—Amanda Gorman, "What We Carry" from "Call Us What We Carry"
Congratulations to Amanda Gorman (@amandascgorman) on the release of "Call Us What We Carry" today! In her words, "This book is a message in a bottle, an attempt to preserve the public memory of a pandemic. Nothing is as harrowing as the thought that the losses and life lessons of this moment might be forgotten. This collection represents my fight to put our experience down on paper."
If you haven't already ordered your copy, you can order one with your ticket to hear Amanda in virtual conversation with fellow poet Elizabeth Alexander (@alexanderlizzy) this Thursday, Dec 9! Books provided by @esowonbooks. For more info on this anticipated program co-presented with @writersblocla, visit our link in bio.
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[Image description: A closed book with a blue wave-like design on the front sitting on a table, cover-side up, next to a lit candle in a glass jar. Book title reads in gold lettering "AMANDA GORMAN | POEMS | CALL US WHAT WE CARRY"]