As part of the 2020 Dear Poet project, students around the country and the world wrote letters to Fred L. Joiner in response to a video of him reading his poem “be specific” aloud. Fred L. Joiner wrote letters back to two of these students; their letters and his replies are included below, along with additional responses from students.

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Fred L. Joiner reads "be specific"

Fred L. Joiner reads "be specific" for Dear Poet 2020.