WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th inaugural ceremony on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images)

“The first poet ever on the cover of ‘Vogue.’  I am eternally grateful and do not expect to be the last—for what is poetry if not beauty?” – Amanda Gorman

Congratulations to Amanda Gorman whose beautiful words captured our attention at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration!  She is the first poet to ever be featured on the cover of “Vogue.”

She wrote this in the caption of her Instagram post:

“The first poet ever on the cover of @voguemagazine. I am eternally grateful & do not expect to be the last—for what is poetry if not beauty?

What a joy to do this cover while wearing a piece designed by groundbreaking Black designer @virgilabloh that honors my heritage.

It was a dream to be photographed by the indomitable @annieleibovitz & styled by @gabriellak_j who literally would carry me on her back & forth between set.

Wow, my hands are shaking with love. This is called the Rise of Amanda Gorman, but it is truly for all of you, both named and unseen, who lift me up.


You can read “Vogue’s” feature story, “The Rise and Rise of Amanda Gorman” here.