Dear Alicia Ostiker,
Do you have any dogs? What type of dog do you have? Is it small or big? Do you like your dog? What color is it? Is it a boy or a girl? I don’t have a dog but I like German shepherds because they have a good sense of smell.
Thank you for writing me as a student in the Dear Poet Project, after reading my poem "The Dogs at Live Oak Beach." To answer your questions:
I used to have a dog named Silver Streak. he was a Siberian Husky, which is something like a German Shepherd , black and white with a white streak down his nose, and medium size. He was very friendly and I loved him a lot. He liked to run away but he always came back.
I hope you get a dog someday.