Amanda Gorman may recite her own poem on February 7 before the start of the Super Bowl final, AP writes on Wednesday.
The poem by 22-year-old Gorman, who gained worldwide fame after her performance at the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, is dedicated to three honorary captains appointed by the National Football League (NFL).
They are teacher Trimaine Davis, nursing manager Suzie Dorner and veteran James Martin. Davis provided his students and their families in Los Angeles with access to the Internet, and also gave them devices and workshops on how to use it. Dorner works in the corona ward at Tampa General Hospital and Martin brought veterans, athletes and local youth together with the Wounded Warrior Project.
“At this challenging time in our lives, Trimaine, Suzie and James have demonstrated the essence of leadership,” said Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner. “We are grateful for their commitment and proud to share and acknowledge their stories at this special moment on Super Bowl Sunday.”
Gorman read her poem The Hill We Climb during the inauguration last week . Millions of viewers praised her performance and her popularity on social media soared. Gorman will release a collection of poems in September and has now also signed a modeling contract.