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Letters to a Young Poet is a compilation of letters by Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926). It consists of 10 letters written to Franz Kappus, a 19-year-old student at the Military Academy of Vienna, of which Rilke was an alumnus. Their correspondence lasted from 1902 to 1908. In 1929, three years after Rilke's death, Kappus assembled and published the ten letters.