One of William Meredith's best known former students is Michael Collier, published poet, professor of English at the University of Maryland, and director of the Breadloaf Writer's Conference. The letters between William and Michael indicate the impact that William, not only as a poet but also as a teacher, mentor, and friend, had on his students. Included in this correspondence are letters informing Michael that he has been accepted to attend Breadloaf which are particularly interesting in light of the position he currently holds there. Also included are several poems written by Collier that were inspired by or dedicated to Meredith.