Thank God for the Poets

Their words remind us that suffering is not our only birthright. Life is also our birthright — life and love and beauty.

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Hunter Biden’s Memoir, Translating Amanda Gorman and Learning to Love Cardboard: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

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Amanda Gorman’s Poetry United Critics. It’s Dividing Translators.

Should a white writer translate a Black poet’s work? A debate in Europe has exposed the lack of diversity in the world of literary translation.

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Amanda Gorman Says Security Guard Confronted Her, Saying She Looked ‘Suspicious’

Ms. Gorman, who recited a stirring poem at President Biden’s inauguration, said the guard had followed her as she walked home.

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At the Super Bowl, the N.F.L.’s Social Message Is Muddled

The N.F.L. espoused racial unity and praised health care workers. But its inaction on racial diversity, its stereotypic imagery and its decision to host a potential superspreader event said something different.

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10 Things You Might Have Missed at the Super Bowl

Between the puppies, a streaker, Bruce Springsteen, a hologram and the Weeknd’s hall of mirrors, all we can say is “No, no, no. Wow. Wow.”

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The Weeknd’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Breaks With Tradition

This time, the field won’t be swarming with fans crowding the stage. In fact, the stage won’t be on the field at all, but in the stands.

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Why Amanda Gorman’s Headband Joins Others in Fashion History

The accessory has morphed from a preppy status symbol to an empowering exclamation point, its purpose less controlling now than crowning.

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GameStop, Health Care, GM: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman Signs to IMG, Hits Super Bowl

The 22-year-old poet, who wowed at the presidential inauguration, also has several books in the works.

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A President Can Govern in Poetry

To succeed, Biden will need hope and history to rhyme.

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At the Inauguration, Amanda Gorman Wove History and the Future Into a Stirring Melody

Gorman’s reading of her poem “The Hill We Climb” on Wednesday combined the personal and political.

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Amanda Gorman Captures the Moment, in Verse

The youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history will read a work she finished after the riot at the Capitol. “I’m not going to in any way gloss over what we’ve seen,” she says.

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Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman Captures the Moment in “The Hill We Climb”

The youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history will read a work she finished after the riot at the Capitol. “I’m not going to in any way gloss over what we’ve seen,” she says.

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