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  • Haunting... A soaring sense of history and solidarity pervades Gorman's debut collection... Call Us What We Carry is wide awake to the complex strata of human history and restlessly original in its poetic form... This is poetry rippling with communal recognition and empathy

    Kit Fan, Guardian
  • A book of poetry so alive you want to hold it and protect it, to read it all at once, and then immediately read it again

    Malala Yousafzai
  • Powerful... poignant... tender... Amanda Gorman's debut proves that she is poetry's brightest young thing

    Eliz Akdeniz, Tatler
  • Between breath, light, water and soil, text messages and letters, and visual formations of ships, whales and flags, Gorman's Call Us What We Carry is an inventive literary resurrection

    Daily Mail
  • Amanda Gorman is a seer, a seeker, a speaker of our most difficult and astonishing truths. Reading these poems, I feel at once haunted, heartened and formidably ministered to

    Tracy K. Smith
  • A new collection full of hope and healing from the young American poet who electrified the world

    Guardian, *50 Biggest Books of Autumn 2021*
  • A thoughtful gift for Christmas, but make sure to get one for yourself too

    Waitrose Weekend
  • In "penning a letter to the world as a daughter of it," Gorman doesn't merely transcribe a diary of a plague year; her bold, oracular pronouncements bear witness to collective experience, with an uncanny confidence and a prescient tone that are all the poet's own

    Kevin Young, The New Yorker

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