Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman is making waves once again.
On Wednesday, January 20th, America’s first-ever Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman soaked up the limelight as being the youngest performer ever at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. But it wasn’t just her age — she’s only 22 — that captivated people, but the incredible poem she read that she had written for the inauguration, “The Hill We Climb.”
Since that performance, Americans have been deeply excited about her two upcoming books — one is a children’s book. And for those who were holding their breath until they could see her perform again, luckily, she’ll be on live national television again very soon. If you want to know how to watch the performance, keep reading.
In fact, Amanda Gorman will become the first-ever poet to perform at the Super Bowl LV. On Wednesday, January 27, Gorman will recite a poem before the coin toss of the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Here’s How To Watch Amanda Gorman’s Performance
Since the poem will be read as part of the Super Bowl LV pregame ceremonies, watching the performance is as easy as watching the Super Bowl itself. CBS will be airing Super Bowl LV on Sunday, February 7 at 6:30 EST. It will also be streamed on all o the CBS Sports Digital platforms: CBSsports.com, as well as the CBS Sports App, which includes your phone and TV decides. The game will also be streamable via YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, FuboTV, AT&T TV, Sling TV, and CBS All Access.
Here’s What The Poem Is About
The poem will reportedly touch on three frontline workers, per Buzzfeed: an educator named Trimaine Davis, an ICU nurse manager named Suzie Dorman, and a Marine veteran named James Martin. The three honorees will also be at the game as honorary captains and will be a part of the coin toss.
The performance is the first of its kind and seems a fitting way to honor the strange circumstances in which this year’s Super Bowl is even taking place. Last year, after all, the Super Bowl occurred just at the very beginning weeks of the pandemic — it would be very shortly after the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers that the first few cases of COVID-19 began to crop up across the country. Although it would take some time for the pandemic to become a full blown crisis, it’s hard to look back to a year ago and really consider how different of a time it was for all of us.
Now, with over 400,000 people across the country dead due to COVID-19 and millions more having fallen ill, the nation gathers again to watch the most important football game of the year. This time, it will be under very different circumstances, and Amanda Gorman’s presence at the game — and the poem she recites — will be in recognition of that.