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I felt numb at first, but the wisdom of someone 20 years my junior finally brought me to tears

Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman prepares to speak at the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images


America’s National Youth Poet Laureate on why adults need to listen to young people

Illustration: Austin MacDonald


YOUTH NOW

As a Latinx teen in Chicago, he belonged nowhere—until he found his voice

Illustration: Austin MacDonald


YOUTH NOW

A bullied kid reinvents herself as a brawler, and then a poet

Illustration: Austin MacDonald


Power Trip

after “Power” by audre lorde

Illustration: Suhad Khatib

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