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White Poet Turns Down Job to Translate Gorman Poem

Dutch writer Marieke Lucas Rijneveld nixes assignment after critics say Black writer should do it

(Newser) - A writer who was chosen to translate American poet Amanda Gorman's work into Dutch has handed back the assignment following criticism that a white author was selected to translate the words of a Black woman who's the youngest inaugural poet in US history. Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, who uses...

Before the Super Bowl, a New Star Poet Speaks

Amanda Gorman recites a tribute to COVID heroes before kickoff

(Newser) - Super Bowl LV had an unusual kickoff to the kickoff. Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who gained fame at President Biden's inauguration, recited a poem in the pregame festivities. This, as you may have guessed, is a first for the NFL, reports the New York Times . Called "Chorus...

Amanda Gorman Wants to Be President. But First, a Side Gig

Inauguration poet signs with IMG Models

(Newser) - Inauguration poet Amanda Gorman has signed with one of the world's biggest modeling agencies, meaning she's "literally putting the model in role model," as the Los Angeles Times puts it. The first National Youth Poet Laureate completed a deal with IMG Models , the talent agency representing...

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