In this work, scholar and poet Rodriguez aims to elevate the letters of Keats to the literary status of his poems. The author contends that the letters contain a poetic overflow that could not be contained in the formal dimensions of the poetic form but are no less valuable an expression of art than the poems. Rodriguez uses Keats's letters as an autobiography, a testament to the presence of a mind ``blazing with the light of imagination''; he states that Keats wrote his letters not as conscious works of art, as the poems were, but solely to satisfy his soul. In sum, Rodriguez has written a book to be savored by the mind. Recommended for any collection.-- Jacqueline Garlesky, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Pa.