Sri Aurobindo’s voluminous correspondence contains several hundred letters, written primarily in the 1930s, on poetry, literature, and art. These have been collected and organised into thematic sections and subtopics in this volume. The letters reveal Sri Aurobindo’s wide-ranging and deep knowledge of these fields, especially poetry. They contain discussions, liberally referenced with examples from major poets, on the form and substance of poetry, sources of poetic inspiration – including mystic and spiritual planes –, poetic rhythm and technique, and Indo-English poetry. Other topics include appreciation of art, poetic creation and yoga, and a section on individual poets, mystics, and intellectuals.