This year's Super Bowl will have less fans than normal, but it will have more poetry. The National Football League announced that Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old pro-abortion activist that shared an original poem at President Joe Biden's inauguration, has been invited to write and deliver an original for the widely viewed championship game.
It's the latest success for Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate who has authored 3 books and recently was signed to a modeling contract by IMG Models.
Gorman's poem is slated to take place sometime during the pregame ceremonies in Tampa Bay, and will honor three Americans according to a statement from the NFL:
"Gorman's poem will recognize three honorary game captains the NFL has chosen for Super Bowl LV: Los Angeles teacher Trimaine Davis, who worked to secure Internet access and laptops for his students so that they would be able to access remote learning during the pandemic; Tampa nurse Suzie Dorner, who has been managing the COVID ICU at Tampa General Hospital; and Marine veteran James Martin, who has helped veterans and their families connect virtually through his work with the Wounded Warrior Project."
Gorman, who told her Harvard sociology advisor and program administrator Laura Thomas that she "will be president in 2036," is anything but politically reserved. She helped "catalyze" a class lament in 2016 following the election of Donald Trump, before becoming the youngest poet to ever speak at a presidential inauguration four years later.
Her advocacy for abortion has also become well known.
The Super Bowl is scheduled for Sunday, February 7, and will air on CBS.