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Letters to a Young Poet

by Rainer Maria Rilke

These ten letters, written by one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century, offer deep and sincere advice to the young poet. They touch on all aspects of life and are valuable to anyone wishing to be a poet and to those who are not. Written with power, style, and conviction these letters will guide and inspire anyone who reads them.

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Categories: Memoirs, Diaries & CorrespondenceWords, Language & Grammar

Reading time: 12 hours


Krista Tippett
Journalist, Author and Entrepreneur

I also love Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet. I give that to young people. It’s not really about poetry. It’s about life and there’s some wonderful things in there about love and the facile understanding of love that we walk around with and the idea of giving yourself time to grow up and grow into what love can be.