As part of the 2019 Dear Poet project, students around the country and the world wrote letters to Brenda Hillman in response to a video of her reading her poem The Letters Learn to Breathe Twice” aloud. Hillman wrote letters back to thirteen of these students; their letters and her replies are included below.

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Brenda Hillman Reads “The Letters Learn to Breathe Twice”

Brenda Hillman reads The Letters Learn to Breathe Twice” for Dear Poet 2019.