The One For Whom Food Is Not Enough—Amanda Gorman

I’m honored to feature this courageous and inspiring book: The One For Whom Food Is Not Enough

“Amanda Gorman draws from deep wells—of ancestors, community, suffering souls, vibrant women, hungry youth, radiant courage, and the un-mined gold of language. Many poets have come before, but no one with the twists, turns and surprises that Amanda brings to the page and in performance. Don’t doubt she’s going to be a major literary figure in this country, if not the world.”
—Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, author “Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.”

If you’d like to read more about Woman of Courage, Amanda Gorman please click here.

If you’d like to learn more about Amanda and/or preorder her latest book please click here. 

Exciting News—Amanda Gorman will be speaking her poetry at President Elect Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday January 20! Please join the conversation below and wish her well!

32 Comments

  1. This sounds like a book our reading group at Seacoast African American Cultural Center should consider … thanks, Heidi, for featuring it!

    • admin_laughingatthesky May 7, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      What a great idea Susan! I’m excited that Amanda Gorman has agreed to be one of our Gutsy Goddess soon. Who knows perhaps she might consider speaking or performing one of her poems for the Center or the Loft/Music Hall in the future. Her videos are very moving and I believe her book would generate a powerful discussion for the SAACC Book Club.

      • I am trying to find a copy of this book for a presentation to my poetry group. I have been unable to find a copy. I would delight in purchasing one or even borrowing one and I will return it to you quickly along with a bonus book by another of the poets we have studied. Many thanks for your help.

        • Sorry for the delayed response Ms Harris; I haven’t forgotten you. I’ve been in touch with Amanda Gorman and she is creating a new page and revising her links. I’m hopeful the poetry book will soon be on her new page. In the meantime you can preorder her next book “Change Sings” using the link below. I suspect if you check back in a few days on that link you may find her out-of print book as well. I’ve also learned she will be speaking her poetry at President Elect Biden’s inauguration on January 20. I hope you will join me below in wishing her the best! All comment are welcome!

  2. Sounds like a fascinating book. Will check it out!

  3. Can’t wait to check this one out!

  4. Where can I buy this book?

    • Hi E, Sorry the link is no longer active. I’ve just written to Amanda to see if she has any books left or will be reprinting. Thanks for stopping by. I’m wondering if you’ve checked out her Gutsy Goddess page with three powerful poems and/or her videos where she presents her work. I’ll let you know when she returns my email. https://laughingatthesky.blog/gutsy-goddess-amanda Again, I apologize for the broken link.

    • Sorry for the delayed response. I haven’t forgotten you. I’ve been in touch with Amanda Gorman and she is creating a new page and revising her links. I’m hopeful the poetry book will soon be on her new page. In the meantime you can preorder her next book “Change Sings” using the link below. I suspect if you check back in a few days on that link you may find her out-of print book as well. I’ve also learned she will be speaking her poetry at President Elect Biden’s inauguration on January 20. I hope you will join me below in wishing her the best! All comment are welcome!

  5. I am trying to find a copy of this book for a presentation to my poetry group. I have been unable to find a copy. I would delight in purchasing one or even borrowing one and I will return it to you quickly along with a bonus book by another of the poets we have studied. Many thanks for your help.

  6. where can I purchase this book?

    • Hi Jermaine, I emailed Amanda but she is in the middle of finals and said she would get back to me. I suspect it is out of print. I hope she does another print run as several people have requested it. Thanks for your question. I will let you know if I find our more.

  7. I am also interested in this book of poems! Any updated information is appreciated!!
    Jacqueline

    • Hi Jacqueline,
      So sorry for the delayed response. I will write to her and ask. And please, if you come across a reprint or information please do let me know. Also thanks for visiting and reminding me to update this page.

    • Sorry for the delayed response Jacqueline; I haven’t forgotten you. I emailed Amanda Gorman and she is creating a new page and revising her links. I’m hopeful the poetry book will soon be on her new page. In the meantime you can preorder her next book “Change Sings” using the link below. I suspect if you check back in a few days on that link you may find her out-of print book as well. I’ve also learned she will be speaking her poetry at President Elect Biden’s inauguration on January 20. I hope you will join me below in wishing her the best! All comment are welcome!

  8. Ms. Gorman ,
    Where might I found your book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough and any of your other writtings

  9. Dr. Judy Seibert April 17, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Ms. Gorman ,
    Where might I found your book The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough and any of your other writings

    • Greetings,
      Thanks for your interest Amanda Gorman’s poems. I believe the book is out of print. I will send an email to see if I can find out more.
      Heidi Love

    • Sorry for the delayed response Dr. Seibert; I haven’t forgotten you. I’ve been in touch with Amanda Gorman and she is creating a new page and revising her links. I’m hopeful the poetry book will soon be on her new page. In the meantime you can preorder her next book Change Sings using the link below. I suspect if you check back in a few days on that link you may find her out-of print book as well. I’ve also learned she will be speaking her poetry at President Elect Biden’s inauguration on January 20. I hope you will join me below in wishing her the best! All comment are welcome!

  10. I, too, would like to purchase a copy of Ms. Gorman’s book. Please assist. Thank you.

    • Hi Priscilla,
      Thanks for joining the conversation and for your interest in Amanda Gorman’s book. I just emailed her and she wrote that they can be purchased through her new website theamandagorman.com I went to the site and it’s still appears to be a work in progress but her latest work “Change Sings” preorder is now live. I haven’t yet found a link to her original work. In the meantime please do let me know if you have any success. Thanks so much. Heidi

  11. Exciting News—Amanda Gorman will be speaking her poetry at President-Elect Biden’s inauguration! In addition she is about to launch her first children’s book “Change Sings.” I will link the preorder information above or you can go to theamandagorman.com Please join me with a hearty CONGRATS to Woman of Courage Amanda Gorman.

  12. Elaine Cekola-Menard January 20, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    The shining star of the Inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamilla Harris.
    God bless you sweetheart.

    • She was beyond incredible. I loved her line “For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” I was tearing up when I saw her and her words will stay in my heart. And, thank you Elaine for commenting and spreading your own light.
      Heidi

  13. I too would like to purchase a copy of The One For Whom Food Is Not Enough.

    • Hi Michele,
      I just received an email from her a couple of days ago and she said it is on her website, but I’m not seeing yet. I suspect she’s been quite busy and if you check back in a few days/weeks you will see it. In the meantime I’ll let know know if I see it back up. Please do let me know if you have any success. You can preorder her next one https://www.theamandagorman.com/ And, thanks for joining us.
      Heidi

  14. It’s my first time to hear about her she’s highly gifted

    • Thanks for your comment Phumzile! I love her story of rising up from a young girl with a speech impediment “.. a skinny Black girl, descended from slaves and raised by a single mother” and blossoming to this amazing woman. And I also love her line today, ““We will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one … There is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” If you have a chance please do watch her slam poet video linked to her “Gutsy Goddess” page.
      Welcome to our community. Always grateful for comments.
      Heidi

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