Oprah interviews the youngest inaugural poet in US history on turning challenges into strengths, and celebrating the women who uplift her, in this thought-provoking Women’s History Month conversation
On Friday, March 26, Oprah Winfrey sits down with Amanda Gorman — the inspirational 23-year-old inaugural poet, author, and activist — on “The Oprah Conversation,” exclusively on Apple TV+.
“Amanda Gorman is a young woman who stepped into a moment in history with enormous grace and dignity,” said Oprah Winfrey.
“I was enthralled by her youthful spirit from the first moment we met, and very much looked forward to hearing her unpack all that has happened to her the past few months.”
Named the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate, the youngest inaugural poet in US history, and one of the most influential voices of her generation, Gorman discusses “The Hill We Climb,” the moving poem she delivered at the historic inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
In this remarkable new interview, Gorman joins Oprah for a heartfelt conversation that celebrates the legendary literary heroes who inspire her work, and introduces viewers to her mother and the other important women in her life who have encouraged her pursuit of poetry.
Gorman also reveals her process for crafting the poem that captivated the world and catapulted her to fame, and shares personal stories from her upbringing that led her to this moment. As she reflects on the impact of her work, she looks ahead to share her hopes for the future, both personally and for the nation.
“The Oprah Conversation” is a timely Apple Original series that features Oprah leading intimate discussions with today’s foremost newsmakers, thought leaders, and masters of their craft, exclusively on Apple TV+. Filmed remotely, Oprah hosts conversations that aim to bring truth and perspective to a range of topics shaping our world, revealing gripping stories of human connection.
The series explores impactful and relevant topics with fascinating thought leaders from all over the world, and also offers poignant conversations between Oprah and change makers such as Emmanuel Acho, host of the provocative web series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” in a two-part episode; Professor Ibram X. Kendi, bestselling author of “How to Be an Antiracist”; Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative founder and bestselling author of the memoir that inspired the acclaimed film “Just Mercy”; global music icon Mariah Carey; Oscar-winning actor and humanitarian Matthew McConaughey; legendary Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder; quintessential songwriter and storyteller Dolly Parton; and the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.