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We're thrilled to be publishing Call Us What We Carry, the breakout poetry collection by Amanda Gorman. Including 'The Hill We Climb,' the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, this luminous poetry collection by Amanda Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing.

In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, these seventy poems shine a light on a moment of reckoning and reveal that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our voice for the future.

To celebrate publication, we're offering five lucky readers the chance to win a very limited edition signed bookplate copy of Call Us What We Carry

To be in with a chance of winning, please fill out the form below. Competition closes on Friday 17 December 2021 at 23.59pm. UK only.



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6) The prize for one winner is 1 x signed hardback of Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman. The prize is non-transferrable and no cash alternative will be offered.

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