Olzmann And Harjo

Words: 400
Pages: 2

Matthew Olzmann and Joy Harjo employ distinctive poetic techniques to convey humanity's profound connection to life in their poems "Remember" and "Letter to Someone Living Fifty Years from Now." Both poets explore themes of gratitude, nature, and the importance of memories in their poetry, each offering a unique perspective on these universal concepts. While their works share similar ideas, such as gratitude for life's experiences and reflections of the order of nature, their approaches differ significantly. Olzmann uses humour and a more informal and conversational tone in his poem, since it is technically a letter. Whereas, Harjo draws on her Native American heritage, incorporating cultural and spiritual elements to delve into the poem's