"These letters continue in the tradition of Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. Unlike Rike's letters, this is a collection of many different established poets communing by letter with younger, emerging poets. These letters bear advice, philosophical discourse, theoretical strategies, dreams, weather reports, questions, answers, and, poetry. What happens here is a kind of call and response by letter. And as in Rilke's letters, these missives are lively, urgent, wise, erudite, witty, political and absolutely necessary to a contemporary discussion of the current state of the making of poetry." — Joy Harjo

"In the age of the quick email, it is wonderful to pick up the heft of Letters to Poets, by poets, and for poets. Here are epistles that demonstrate that the pleasures of poetry are clustered around the pleasures of thinking with others." — Juliana Spahr

Anselm Berrigan & John Yau

Brenda Coultas & Victor Hernández Cruz

Truong Tran & Wanda Coleman

Patrick Pritchett & Kathleen Fraser

Hajera Ghori & Alfred Arteaga

Jennifer Firestone & Eileen Myles

Karen Weiser & Anne Waldman

Jill Magi & Cecilia Vicuña

Rosamond S. King & Jayne Cortez

Judith Goldman & Leslie Scalapino

Traci Gourdine & Quincy Troupe

Brenda Iijima & Joan Retallack

Dana Teen Lomax & Claire Braz-Valentine

Albert Flynn DeSilver & Paul Hoover