"One of the most important books of our time. ...a new vision for humanity; one of Unity and Oneness of humankind. ...synthesizing and integrating the great thinkers of all time. ...a tangible vision of our shared humanity. ...an impassioned plea that we WAKE UP before we destroy ourselves and our one precious planet. ...an inspired epic that integrates the ancient wisdom teachings of the world's greatest wisdom teachers and poets. ...a new vision and sense of responsibility towards our shared humanity." Amazon Review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1WA3YUZ8BB380/"The Parliament of Poets is an exquisitely rendered epic poem that weaves ancient and contemporary vision into the heart of modern darkness and the light of eternal hope... For this reader it was like being enfolded into a glorious, celestial, orchestral song in which every instrument is finely tuned, timed, and vital to the whole, with different melodies coming together as a single motion to do something none of them could do alone... The Parliament of Poets is a worthy literary masterpiece... Once read, you know your life was impoverished without it." —Julie Clayton, New Consciousness Review, Oregonhttp://www.ncreview.com/arts/the-parliament-of-poets-an-epic-poem"Most of the contemporary poets and critics claim that epic is not suitable for our modern age. But Frederick Glaysher has proven them wrong.... 'The Parliament of Poets' has all the grandeur, all the loftiness and qualities which make an 'effort for an epic' a 'true epic.' In essence, 'The Parliament of Poets' is a song of unity, an audacious declaration that unity does not mean conformity, it means being in harmony." —Ratul Pal, Bangladesh, Goodreads.http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/512201388"...a beautiful poem that falls off the tongue smoothly. ...an excellent piece of poetry." —Nana Fredua-Agyeman, Ghana, Africa, ImageNations:http://freduagyeman.blogspot.com/2013/10/41-parliament-of-poets-by-frederick.html"I found this book to be up to the standards set by Homer. ...very thought provoking as it brings into question what humanity is doing to the Earth and each other."—LibraryThing, Texas. "Certainly wowed the crowd at the library with the performance and the words themselves." —Albany Poets News, New York. Read a free chapter, BOOK I of The Parliament of Poets, on Amazon US or UK. http://www.amazon.com/The-Parliament-Poets-Epic-Poem/dp/098267788X/Or on Barnes & Noble. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-parliament-of-poets-frederick-glaysher/1112448232As a free PDF: https://www.earthrisepress.net/parliament_of_poets.htmlYouTube: A dozen Epic Poetry Readings and an Epic Poetry Workshop:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=89Z1PVjYmIwWebsite: https://www.fglaysher.com/Earthrise Press: https://www.earthrisepress.net/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fglaysher/
Political Views: Cooperative Global Governance, under a seriously developed United Nations, or successor institution, preferably prior to a nuclear, biological, or chemical apocalypse. Member/Board Member, UN Association of Greater Detroit UNA-USA. 2000/2012-2013.
Religious Views: Transcendence, Universality—God is not in a box—Reform Bahai Faith, Unitarian Universalist, Tolstoy's Calendar of Wisdom, Emperor Akbar's Divine Faith, Adi Brahmo Samaj, Tagore's Religion of Man, and the universal teachings of Christ, essentially the Shema and the Golden Rule, not the doctrines Tolstoy rightly called "sorcery." That is, my "religious views" seek what all the great mystics, "heretics," and poets have sought throughout human history, East and West. By definition, "organized" or "institutional religion" is no longer religion. Participant/Member of the Leadership Team, Troy-area Interfaith Group. 2010-2013.
“The heart of so great a mystery cannot ever be reached by following one road only." -- Quintus Aurelius Symmachus (c. 345 – 402).
"Now it has become clear to me, that it cannot be wisdom to assert the truth of one faith over another. In our troubled world so full of contradictions, the wise person makes justice his guide and learns from all. Perhaps in this way the door may be opened again whose key has been lost." -- Emperor Akbar