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Poet Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman. Photo by Anna Zhang.

Poet Amanda Gorman


Amanda Gorman was named the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States in 2017. A native Angeleno, Gorman previously served as the Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles. She has performed at the Library of Congress and spoken at the United Nations. Her poems are a call to consciousness. Gorman is the founder and executive director of One Pen One Page, an organization providing free creative writing programs for underserved youth. This young artist brings her powerful words and exuberance to MOCA for an evening of poetry.

Priority tickets are available to MOCA members at any time on the day of the program. Thirty minutes before the program begins tickets will be released to non-members. One ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended.

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