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Apollo, the Greek god of poetry, calls all the poets of the nations, ancient and modern, East and West, to assemble on the moon to consult on the meaning of modernity. The Parliament of Poets sends the Persona, the Poet of the Moon, on a Journey to the seven continents to learn from all of the spiritual and wisdom traditions of humankind. On Earth and on the moon, the poets teach him a new global, universal vision of life.

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A new story and vision of life that can help bring people together around the world in peace...

"Thirty years in the making, set partly on the moon, at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility.

"Apollo, the Greek god of poetry, calls all the poets of the nations, ancient and modern, East and West, to assemble on the moon to consult on the meaning of modernity. The Parliament of Poets sends the Persona, the Poet of the Moon, on a Journey to the seven continents to learn from all of the spiritual and wisdom traditions of humankind. On Earth and on the moon, the poets teach him a new global, universal vision of life." 

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"My Odyssey as an Epic Poet: Interview with Frederick Glaysher." 
Poets' Quarterly. April 6, 2015.

"All of this, of course, was aside from the necessity of finding and achieving a Vision of our historical, global moment. Some of the great historians and scholars of religion and myth proved to be the most helpful, such as Arnold Toynbee’s many works, many of which I’ve read, especially Mankind and Mother Earth and his Gifford Lecture on religion. Most of the books by Huston Smith, too, beginning even in the early Seventies, were very important, as was Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung."

"And a fine major work it is." --Arthur McMaster, PQ Contributing Editor, Converse College, Department of English.

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Arthur McMaster, PQ Contributing Editor Frederick Glaysher holds two degrees from the University of Michigan, one a master's degree in English. The author or editor of ten books, his epic poem, The Parliament of Poets, ...
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"And a fine major work it is." --Arthur McMaster, PQ Contributing Editor, Converse College.

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Poets' Quarterly > My Odyssey as an Epic Poet: Interview with Frederick Glaysher.  

"And a fine major work it is, Frederick." --Arthur McMaster, PQ Contributing Editor. 

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Arthur McMaster, PQ Contributing Editor Frederick Glaysher holds two degrees from the University of Michigan, one a master's degree in English. The author or editor of ten books, his epic poem, The Parliament of Poets, ...
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"Here are the most shocking allegations put forth in "Going Clear," which made its HBO debut on Sunday night (airs again on Monday, March 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO.) :

1. L. Ron Hubbard's Scientology creation story
2. Hubbard spent time in a black magic cult
3. Members were allegedly thrown overboard as punishment
4. Hubbard told his second wife he murdered their daughter
5. There was a Scientology "prison camp"
6. The FBI raid on the Church was the biggest in history at the time
7. The Church stole government documents
8. The Church apparently has a blackmail folder on John Travolta
9. The Church investigated the IRS
10. Tom Cruise and the Church allegedly wire-tapped Nicole Kidman's phone
11. Cruise may have had employees pimp his cars for 40 cents an hour
12. The Church supposedly found Cruise a new girlfriend
13. Paul Haggis left because of the the Church's homophobic stance
14. Scientology's book value is about $1.5 billion
15. Sea Org members were allegedly tortured to the sounds of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"
16. If members leave the Church their friends & family are forced to "disconnect"

"The biggest reason to not leave the Church for many Scientologists is fear of "disconnection." This is when all friends and family members still with the Church are told to cut ties with those who leave, or those deemed Potential Trouble Sources (PTS), or Suppressive Persons (SPs). Many former members included in the film haven't seen or spoken to their family or friends since they left."

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The Church of Scientology has long been a controversial institution among both the religious community and entertainment business. But the latest documentary from Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Be...
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"Part of all that is the struggle of traditional conceptions of life and religion with modernity, ranging over the last five hundred years, and longer, with what Czeslaw Milosz insightfully called “the fad of nihilism,” and Saul Bellow scathingly referred to as “knee-jerk nihilism,” my opponent throughout all my books. In The Parliament of Poets and The Myth of the Enlightenment, I believe I have slain that Beast, and hope, in time, word will spread, and my books will find more readers who can recognize and understand the importance of that victory. "

"And a fine major work it is." --Arthur McMaster, PQ Contributing Editor, Converse College, Department of English.

"My Odyssey as an Epic Poet: Interview with Frederick Glaysher." 
Poets' Quarterly. April 6, 2015.

http://www.poetsquarterly.com/2015/04/my-odyssey-as-epic-poet-interview-with.html
Arthur McMaster, PQ Contributing Editor Frederick Glaysher holds two degrees from the University of Michigan, one a master's degree in English. The author or editor of ten books, his epic poem, The Parliament of Poets, ...
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NEW > "My Odyssey as an Epic Poet: Interview with Frederick Glaysher." 
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"And a fine major work it is." --Arthur McMaster, PQ Contributing Editor, Converse College.

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"And a fine major work it is." Poets' Quarterly > My Odyssey as an Epic Poet: Interview with Frederick Glaysher.  

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Arthur McMaster, PQ Contributing Editor Frederick Glaysher holds two degrees from the University of Michigan, one a master's degree in English. The author or editor of ten books, his epic poem, The Parliament of Poets, ...
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New Interview - Poets' Quarterly >>> My Odyssey as an Epic Poet: Interview with Frederick Glaysher,
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Arthur McMaster, PQ Contributing Editor Frederick Glaysher holds two degrees from the University of Michigan, one a master's degree in English. The author or editor of ten books, his epic poem, The Parliament of Poets, i...
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"Time is terribly short, but a strike can still succeed.

"Rendering inoperable the Natanz and Fordow uranium-enrichment installations and the Arak heavy-water production facility and reactor would be priorities. So, too, would be the little-noticed but critical uranium-conversion facility at Isfahan. An attack need not destroy all of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, but by breaking key links in the nuclear-fuel cycle, it could set back its program by three to five years. The United States could do a thorough job of destruction, but Israel alone can do what’s necessary. Such action should be combined with vigorous American support for Iran’s opposition, aimed at regime change in Tehran."

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Tehran can’t be trusted on a nuclear deal. Force is the only option.
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Gazing from the moon, we see one Earth, without borders, Mother Earth, her embrace encircling one people, humankind.
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Welcome. I'm an epic poet, rhapsode, poet-critic, and the author or editor of several books. 

Thirty years in the making, published in late November 2012, my epic poem, "The Parliament of Poets," takes place partly on the moon, at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility. Apollo calls all the poets of the nations, ancient and modern, East and West, to assemble on the moon to consult on the meaning of modernity. The Parliament of Poets sends the Persona on a Journey to the seven continents to learn from all of the spiritual and wisdom traditions of humankind. On Earth and on the moon, the poets teach him a new global, universal vision of life.

One of the major themes is the power of women and the female spirit across cultures. Another is the nature of science and religion, including quantum physics, as well as the “two cultures,” science and the humanities. 

"Very readable and intriguingly enjoyable. ...a masterpiece that will stand the test of time." —Les Merton, Poetry Cornwall, No 36, England. May 2013.

"A great epic poem of startling originality and universal significance, ingeniously enriching the canon of 'literary epics' while in every way partaking of the nature of world literature... Glaysher is in a creative dialog with the greatest epic poets of all time. He is bringing together in beautiful verse form...diverse visions of humanity from all over the world. ...frequently casting them in the form of spatial and cosmic imagery. ...beholding the 'oneness' of humankind in a different light. A pure joy. ...a literary work of fine verbal art. ...contemporary 'world literature' at its best." 
—Dr. Hans-George Ruprecht, CKCU Literary News, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. August 6, 2013. ENCORE Interview:http://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/414/13077.html

"But possibly even the ambition of these [Odysseus Elytis, Derek Walcott] is dwarfed by what is attempted here. ...This is an attempt to fuse a truly global vision drawing on many poetic traditions." —Graham Mummery, Amazon UK Review http://www.amazon.co.uk/Parliament-Poets-Epic-Poem/dp/098267788X/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356446865&sr=1-4#customerReviews

"The purpose of the spiritual journey of the Poet of the Moon is to seek deliverance of the modern human from the captivity of nothingness, nihilism and atheism, and from the resulting chaos and chasm of soul. From the versatile he gets scores of life-affirming lessons, yet the core meaning of all is that the Supreme Being as well as the earth is one, and so human beings are one nation irrespective of their clan, class, color,race, religion and gender. In this earth human beings are part of the Great Mystery’s creation and their duty is to keep the balance and harmony of the universe, to achieve union, to choose sacrifice, and to be self-controlled. In this manner Glaysher sings the song of ‘one Earth, without borders, Mother Earth, her embrace encircling one people, humankind’ (19)...."
"Bravo to the Poet for this... brilliant endeavour."
—Umme Salma, International Islamic University, Department of English Language and Literature, Chittagong, Bangladesh, in Transnational Literature Vol. 7 no. 1, November 2014. Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia http://dspace.flinders.edu.au/jspui/bitstream/2328/35084/1/Salma_Parliament.pdf

"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/1112448232

As a free PDF: https://www.earthrisepress.net/parliament_of_poets.html

YouTube: A dozen Epic Poetry Readings and an Epic Poetry Workshop:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=89Z1PVjYmIw

Website: 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
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