Who was the first poet to read at a presidential inauguration?

Robert Frost
Robert Frost, inaugural poet in 1961

Frost was the first poet ever to read a work at a presidential inauguration. He read his poem “The Gift Outright” at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy as the 35th president of the United States.

Did Obama have a poet at his inauguration?

“Praise Song for the Day” is an occasional poem written by the American poet Elizabeth Alexander and delivered at the 2009 presidential inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Who read a poem at the inauguration?

Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman made history Wednesday as the youngest poet in recent history to read a poem at a presidential inauguration. Gorman, 22, read her own poem at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Who was Obama’s poet laureate?

Richard Blanco
BornRicardo Blanco February 15, 1968 Madrid, Spain
OccupationPoet public speaker civil engineer professor memoirist author
CitizenshipAmerican
Alma materFlorida International University

How many poets speak at presidential inauguration?

Six poets have read or recited poems at U.S. presidential inaugurations: Robert Frost recited “The Gift Outright” at John F.

Who was the poet who spoke at Joe Biden’s inauguration?

Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to perform at a United States presidential inauguration on Wednesday when she recited her poem, The Hill We Climb, at the swearing-in ceremony of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris.

How old is the poet at the inauguration?

22-year-old
Amanda Gorman became the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history when she recited her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s swearing-in ceremony Wednesday. The 22-year-old Los Angeles resident and daughter of a school teacher began writing at an early age in an attempt to cope with a speech impediment.

Who is the youngest poet in the world?

The World Record of ‘youngest poet’ was achieved by Master Aaditya Jain (15 years) from Kota, Rajasthan, India. First poetry book of Master Aaditya was published at the age of Eight (8) years.

Who was the inaugural poet laureate for the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris?

Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman, the United States’ first-ever youth poet laureate, recited a powerful poem she wrote at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.