Palamedes: The Lost Muse of Justice follows the unsung life of Palamedes, a character ignored by Homer in the Iliad. However, Euripides tells the hero’s story in a play that survived only as a fragment. Through a variety of mythic voices from Homer’s epics, these poems tell the tale of Palamedes. Following a path from Ithaca to Troy, I have tried to breathe life into this just man who gave the spoken word an alphabet.
From “Prometheus and Palamedes”
Now I give you consonants to construct the sound
That makes letters speak meaning and hold memory
Beyond the string sound harp and tongued poem.
With these poems Anderson has again shown that in capable hands the mythic landscape, the deep stuff of our humanity, is ever relevant, ever fresh, and ever telling of our common nature. Lawrence Mathis, Architect-Poet