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Postcard of advice from Cynthia Cruz

Postcard of advice from Cynthia Cruz

Postcard of advice to a young poet, from Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

Postcard of advice to a young poet, via James Shea

Postcard of advice to a young poet, via James Shea

Postcard of advice from Jessica Fisher. Remember the basics, young poet.

Postcard of advice from Jessica Fisher. Remember the basics, young poet.

Nice home, William.

Nice home, William.

Jean Cocteau liked cats.

Jean Cocteau liked cats.

A postcard of advice from Kathleen Ossip

A postcard of advice from Kathleen Ossip

Presenting: Academy Chancellor Juan Felipe Herrera

Postcard of advice from Eloise Klein Healy

Postcard of advice from Eloise Klein Healy