Be the young poet in the 21st century.
Select a living poet who you admire and write a letter to that individual asking him or her about his or her art, life philosophy, and anything else that may be of interest to you. Ask the writer what he or she thinks of Rilke's advice in _Letters to a Young Poet_. If you are a writer yourself, consider sending the poet a copy of a few of your pieces and asking for commentary.
Living Rilke's advice.
As a group, compile a list of Rilke's life advice as he presents it in the book. Try to follow this advice for an entire week, keeping a log of your progress each day. At the end of the week, share your experience with your classmates.
Character sketch of the young poet.
Since we the readers do not have access to the young...
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