"At the age of ten, growing up on the prairie in southwest Minnesota, Bill Holm began assembling "The Collected Poems of Wm. J. Holm, 1953." Animated by youthful ambition and a strong affinity for music, langauge, and the mystery of life, the boy would later become known as "the sage of Minnesota."" "Including nearly a hundred new, previously unpublished poems, along with poems selected from his previous collections, The Chain Letter of the Soul paints a portrait of a man of great heart, broad vision, and startling prescience. At once intimate and profoundly universal, approachable yet richly philosophical, these poems represent a final gift to "whatever future will come."" --Book Jacket.