Scott Edward Anderson is the award-winning author of six books of poetry and nonfiction: Wine-Dark Sea: New & Selected Poems & Translations (Shanti Arts, 2022), Azorean Suite/Suite Açoriana (Letras Lavadas, 2020), Falling Up: A Memoir of Second Chances (Homebound Publications, 2019), which received the Letras Lavadas/PEN Açores Award, and the Nautilus Award‑winning Dwelling: an ecopoem (Shanti Arts, 2018), as well as Fallow Field (Aldrich Press, 2013) and Walks in Nature’s Empire (The Countryman Press, 1995).

He has been a guest lecturer, visiting writer, and teacher at a number of institutions, including Providence College, California State University, Fresno, UPenn, Pace University, the Wharton School, the Fox School of Business at Temple, UConn Stamford, the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and Widener University in the US, and the University of the Açores and University of Lisbon in Portugal. For the past two years, Scott has mentored students in creative nonfiction for the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program. Scott also developed and taught the workshop “Storytelling as a Conservation Strategy” for the Nature Conservancy and the Land Trust Alliance. He was a Concordia Fellow at Millay Arts and received the Nebraska Review Award and Aldrich Emerging Poets Award. Currently, Anderson is Poet Laureate of Ryan Observatory at Muddy Run, PA.

Scott’s personal mission is to inspire others to transform how they see the world and encourage them to craft a creative life. After a long career in nature conservation and clean energy technology, Scott is now dedicating his life to writing, translating, and teaching. Having recently moved to the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts from Brooklyn, NY, he spends a significant part of each year on his ancestral islands. He is also one of the founders of the Cagarro Colloquium, a group that brings together writers from the Azores and its diaspora around the globe.

Learn more at: https://www.scottedwardanderson.com/

Other Works

  • HABITAR: UM ECOPOEMA (translated by Margarida Vale de Gato)


  • FALLING UP: A Memoir of Second Chances

  • DWELLING: An ecopoem




Awards and Recognition

  • First Literary Award from Letras Lavadas, in conjunction with PEN Azores for FALLING UP: a Memoir of Second Chances (2020)
  • Book Authority Best New Memoir and Best New Family Book for FALLING UP: a Memoir of Second Chances (2020)
  • Nautilus Award (Silver) for DWELLING: An Ecopoem (2019)
  • Nebraska Review Award, Poetry (1997)
  • Larry Aldrich Emerging Poets Award, selected by Thomas Lux (1998)