Inspired by Rilke’s Letters To A Young Poet, Letters To A Young Poetess is the feminized and updated homage by Kiki Tom and Gabriella Calabia. Beginning a written correspondence upon being paired as mentor and mentee, the two delve into sharing thoughts, questions and feelings about writing and what it takes to share one’s voice.
Kiki T. was born during the darkest of nights, under a Scorpio New Moon, leading her to a mystical and mercurial life of astrology, poetry and world travels. From sea, snow to sand, she can shapeshift to fit any environment and lounge accordingly. In her next life, if she has to come back to earth, she chooses to be an applehead Siamese cat that will have two daddies. Her lucky number is 3.