Amanda Gorman on her passion for poetry, overcoming a speech impediment and running for president in 2036
Amanda Gorman became the youngest inaugural poet when she delivered her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration. In 2018, Gorman joined CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz to discuss her love of poetry and the power of the form. Gorman details for Diaz her technique for writing poetry and how Maya Angelou inspired her to overcome a speech impediment. Plus, why she intents to run for president in 2036. At the time, the twenty-year-old Harvard University junior had just been named National Youth Poet Laureate and had written a special Thanksgiving poem for the "CBS This Morning" broadcast.