Amanda Gorman, the inaugural poet who’s reading of her original work “The Hill We Climb” captivated viewers across the globe, will read at Super Bowl LV. Sorry to the half time show and Tom Brady, but this is the performance we’re tuning in for.
The NFL announced that Gorman would be a part of the event on Wednesday. This marks possibly the first time a poet has ever been invited to read at the big game.
Celebrating three honorary captains
Her Super Bowl poem will celebrate the contributions of the big game’s three honorary captains: an educator, a nurse manager and a Marine Corps. veteran.
One of the captains, Los Angeles’ Trimaine Davis, will be recognized for his dedication to his students amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Davis has spent his career cultivating the talents of Black students through his work with the Cal State Northridge Black Male Initiative, San Diego State’s Student African American Brotherhood and Afrikan Student Union and other organization, according to The Los Angeles Times.
The other 2021 honorees are Florida’s Suzie Dorner, a COVID ICU nurse manager at Tampa General Hospital, and Pennsylvania’s James Martin, who has been connecting with high school athletes, local youth and fellow veterans by hosting virtual events amid the public health crisis.
Gorman has three new books coming out in 2021
Gorman’s two upcoming books have already hit the bestsellers list following her inauguration appearance. All are available for pre-order now.
Miley Cyrus is set to perform for the 7,500 healthcare heroes who will be in attendance at the Super Bowl.