In describing “Letter to Someone Living Fifty Years from Now” Olzmann says, “Despite the environmental panic that’s now at the heart of this poem, it began as a simple meditation on shifting landscapes. Each time I go home to visit family, I notice how much more has changed: new roads, new stores, bigger buildings. The poem sought to consider these types of changes, which can be subtle and barely noticeable or—when viewed after a significant period of time has passed—immense and stunning.”
Matthew Olzmann will be teaching at the 2017 Conference on Poetry and Teaching at The Frost Place. Celebrate Olzmann and National Poetry Month by applying for the opportunity to work with him this summer!