President Biden's inauguration was far from the first time 22-year-old gave a moving performance. Gorman, who became the youngest known inaugural poet when she read on Wednesday, has previously performed five original poems commissioned by "CBS This Morning."
The first was a Thanksgiving poem called "The Republic Gives Thanks," which she performed at Harvard University in 2018 when she was a student there. She collaborated with the Boston Pops for the Independence Day work "Believer's Hymn for the Republic" and with musician Jon Batiste for a special Empire State Building performance of "The Republic Rising."
In 2020, she paid tribute to Americans' resilience duringwith her composition "The Miracle of Morning," and she spoke out on social justice and racial equality with her poem "Fury and Faith."
Watch her performances below.
"The Miracle of Morning" (April 2020)
"Fury and Faith" (June 2020)
"The Republic Rising" (November 2019)