For National Poetry Month 2013—and inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet, in which the poet replies to letters from a young military cadet and aspiring poet asking for his advice—we celebrated the role correspondence has played in poets’ development and writing lives by inviting students to engage with poetry by reading poems from some of the poets who serve on our Board of Chancellors and handwriting letters to the poets in response to their poems. Here is a selection of poems and responses from some of our Chancellors.