THE world is abuzz with one name following new US President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony yesterday - that of Amanda Gorman.

The 22-year-old poet, the first ever US National Youth poet Laureate, wowed billions around the world with her recitation of her work, The Hill We Climb during the ceremony, at the US Capitol in Washington DC.

Her poem has largely been seen as the perfect response to the installation of the new leadership, as well as a response to the outgoing Trump administration.

Miss Gorman hails from Los Angeles and describes herself as a 'poet, writer and dreamer'. She also says she aims to run for President herself in 2036.

Somerset County Gazette: WOW: American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington. PICTURE: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

She was raised by her mother, teacher Joan Wicks, and has two siblings. She is a twin, with a sister who is an activist.

In 2017, she was named the US' first National Youth poet Laureate, and caught the eye of new First lady, Dr Jill Biden, during a recital at the Library of Congress, who asked her to pen a work for her husband's inauguration.

Among those to share her performance after the ceremony was former President, Barack Obama. You can watch her recital in his tweet below: