Call Us What We Carry: Poems

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Product Description The instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestsellerThe breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda GormanFormerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems, the luminous poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing. In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, this beautifully designed volume features poems in many inventive styles and structures and shines a light on a moment of reckoning. Call Us What We Carry reveals that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our voice for the future. Review An Amazon Best Book of December 2021: There is a saying: “Grief is love with nowhere to go.” Well, it has found a worthy vessel in Amanda Gorman’s inaugural, ahem, collection of poetry. Call Us What We Carry includes the poem that put Gorman on the map, “The Hill We Climb,” which she delivered at President Biden’s swearing in ceremony. It sets the tone for this body of work, a literary salve for our collective suffering wrought from the pandemic and a country otherwise in crisis. While it is very much a time capsule of this moment, future generations will take comfort in its universal and enduring themes of hope and healing. And be impressed by the insight and wisdom displayed by someone so young. Here’s to all the birds who escape their cages and sing. The future is looking bright. —Erin Kodicek, Amazon Editor Review Praise for Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman:★ “An inspired anthem for the next generation—a remarkable poetry debut.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review★ “Gorman’s newest poetry collection offers a stunning amalgamation of poems formatted in different styles to convey a message of sorrow, unity, and collective healing . . . Gorman’s poetry operates as a perfect combination of part elegy and part call to action. This stunning collection belongs on every shelf.” – Booklist, starred review ★ “At once heartbreaking and deeply healing, Gorman's collection calls readers to their best selves, even--or especially--in the face of great loss.” – Shelf Awareness, starred review“Gorman’s thoughtfulness and activist spirit shine through on every page.” —Publishers Weekly“In seven sections and through poems that often experiment with form, the book sets out to tell the story of the COVID-19 pandemic from a collective point of view, with Gorman exploring the grief, hope and wisdom that come from a period of shared tragedy. — “Gorman doesn’t merely transcribe a diary of a plague year; her bold, oracular pronouncements bear witness to collective experience, with an uncanny confidence and a prescient tone that are all the poet’s own.” —New Yorker   “Amanda Gorman . . . reckons with America's present, particularly with the pandemic. Through the lens of the country's history, she shows us the path toward healing.” —NPR  “Gorman shows us what an honor it is to witness history and to survive it, even if it doesn’t always feel that way. . . The liberating force of the stories these poems tell about our resilience and survival showcases a powerful griot for our times.” —“Call Us What We Carry is thought-provoking and lyrical. Her poetry places readers back in the days of quarantine, back in that loneliness, and it makes us reflect on how far we've come and how far we still need to go.” —USA Today   “Her poetry insists that not just she but an entire country is capable of growing itself to a place of glory, like Tupac’s rose in concrete. Her emergence in this very moment is the instantiation of our ability to press on. We shall overcome goes the spiritual, but ‘We have survived us’ is what G