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The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem Hardcover – 1 November 2012

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"Certainly wowed the crowd at the library with the performance and the words themselves." --Albany Poets News, New York

"A great epic poem of startling originality and universal significance, in every way partaking of the nature of world literature." --Hans Ruprecht, CKCU Literary News Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, author on Goethe, Borges, etc.

"A remarkable poem by a uniquely inspired poet, taking us out of time into a new and unspoken consciousness..." --Kevin McGrath, Lowell House, South Asian Studies, Harvard University, author on the Mahabharata

"Mr. Glaysher has written an epic poem of major importance that is guaranteed to bring joy and an overwhelming sense of beauty and understanding to readers who will travel the space ways with this exquisite poet. I am truly awed by this poet's use of epic poetry that today's readers will connect with, enjoy and savor every word, every line and every section. Frederick Glaysher is a master poet who knows his craft from the inside out, and this is truly a major accomplishment and contribution to American Letters. Once you enter, you will not stop until the end. A landmark achievement. Bravo! --ML Liebler, Poet, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

"And a fine major work it is." --Arthur McMaster, Department of English, Converse College, in Poets' Quarterly

"Very readable and intriguingly enjoyable. A masterpiece that will stand the test of time." --Poetry Cornwall, No. 36, England, UK

"Bravo to the Poet for this toilsome but brilliant endeavour." --Transnational Literature Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

"Glaysher is really an epic poet and this is an epic poem! Glaysher has written a masterpiece..." --The Society of Classical Poets

"This Great Poem promises to be the defining Epic of the Age and will be certain to endure for many Centuries. Frederick Glaysher uses his great Poetic and Literary Skills in an artistic way that is unique for our Era and the Years to come. I strongly recommend this book to all those who enjoy the finest Poetry, and what is more, with a profound spiritual message for humanity." --Alan Jacobs, Poet Writer Author, London, UK

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Earthrise Press (1 November 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 294 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 098267788X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0982677889
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 2.06 x 22.86 cm
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FREDERICK GLAYSHER is an epic poet, rhapsode, poet-critic, and the author or editor of ten books.

In 1977, Glaysher took a theatre course in the Interpretative Reading of Poetry, learning that the Greek rhapsodes would travel throughout ancient Greece reciting Homer. Before long the idea of writing an epic poem became compelling and the dream that one day he might also revive the art of the rhapsode.

Glaysher studied writing under a private tutorial, at the University of Michigan, with the poet Robert Hayden and edited Hayden's prose and poetry. He holds two degrees from the University of Michigan, has lived and taught in Japan and on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation in Arizona, traveled widely in China, was a Fulbright-Hays scholar to China and a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar on India.

For his three essays on the poet Robert Hayden, others on the United Nations, world religions, epic poetry, such writers as Tolstoy, Tagore, John Milton, Milosz, and Saul Bellow, see his two collections of essays, The Grove of the Eumenides and The Myth of the Enlightenment.

More than forty epic poetry readings and performances at the Michigan Theater Building (Ann Arbor), Theatre NOVA (Ann Arbor), Hathaway’s Hideaway (A2), Underground at Hilberry Theatre (WSU), Shelton Theater (San Francisco), University of Michigan’s Rackham Amphitheatre, Wayne State University, Saginaw Valley State University, Detroit Public Library, Troy Public Library, Hannan Café, Austin International Poetry Festival (TX), Paint Creek Unitarian Universalist, Birmingham Unitarian, Grosse Pointe Unitarian, Universalist Unitarian Church of Farmington, Troy Interfaith, Theosophical Society of Detroit, Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, East Side Reading Series, MUSINGS, Barnes &amp; Noble, BookWoman, Espresso Royale, Sweetwaters, Himalayan (Berkeley, CA), Cafe International (SF), Sacred Grounds Café (SF), Tuesdays at North Beach Branch Library (SF), Florey’s Books (Pacific, CA), The Farmhouse, etc.

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