Wine-Dark Sea: New & Selected Poems & Translations

By Scott Edward Anderson. Shanti Arts, 2022. 

In Wine-Dark Sea: New & Selected Poems & Translations, award-winning poet and translator Scott Edward Anderson brings together a body of over thirty new poems written over the past decade, with older poems that have not appeared in collections before, as well as selections from his earlier works, Fallow Field and 30-Day Poems, the latter previously available only on the Internet. This book also includes a generous sampling of the poet’s translations of poems by important Portuguese poets ranging from Fernando Pessoa and Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen to Vitorino Nemesio and Angela de Almeida. Wine-Dark Sea gathers in one volume nearly all the poems outside of Anderson’s two book-length sequences, Dwelling: an ecopoem and Azorean Suite/Suite Açoriana, that the poet has published or produced over the past 35 years, demonstrating the precision and range of his poetic vision.
“A rich and beautiful invitation to consider how our own sense of place and identity informs our relationship with the living world.”
—Derek Sheffield, author of Not for Luck