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NEW Review —Bob Dixon-Kolar, Assistant Professor of English, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois >

"To those coming to The Parliament of Poets without having read other things by Glaysher (such as his essays or other poems), let me point out that the author identifies at a deep soul-level with the world-renowned poets who inhabit his contemporary epic. His book is an intellectual achievement, yes. But it is much more than that—it is the artistic culmination of a long spiritual journey. Glaysher's alter-ego in the epic (Persona) encounters Ralph Waldo Emerson and implores him,

'Tell me how to go on from here, how to raise
a universal song For All Mankind,
as universal as the morning wind.'

This, as I understand it, is Glaysher's heart-felt desire. If you choose to read The Parliament of Poets—and I hope that you will!—know that you are reading a devotional work of a poet-seer, one who yearns for and envisions a unified world in which spiritual verities draw all people together."

https://www.amazon.com/Parliament-Poets-Epic-Poem/dp/098267788X/
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The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem

"Glaysher is really an epic poet and this is an epic poem! Glaysher has written a masterpiece... I strongly recommend Frederick Glaysher’s poem and hope he will find a larger readership for it." —James Sale (UK), The Society of Classical Poets (2,272 words)

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

"A great epic poem of startling originality and universal significance... in every way partaking of the nature of world literature." —Dr. Hans-George Ruprecht, CKCU Literary News, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

"And a fine major work it is." —Arthur McMaster, Department of English, Converse College, South Carolina; Contributing Editor, Poets' Quarterly

"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. A profound spiritual message for humanity." —Alan Jacobs, Poet Writer Author, London, UK

"Don't be intimidated by an epic poem. It's really coming back to that image of the storyteller sitting around the campfires of the world, dipping into and weaving the story of humanity, in the most beautiful, mellifluous language." —Miriam Knight, Portland, Oregon, New Consciousness Review radio

"Am in awe of its brilliance. Food for the soul, and answers to humanity's most pressing problems, right where they belong, in the epic poetry of all the teachers, magicians, prophets, shamans, and poets of all time... Bravo, bravo, bravo. Everyone must read this book." —Anodea Judith, Novato, California, Amazon Review

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

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Reading from Into the Ruins: Poems and The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem. November 30, 2015. 21 minutes. Funded by Poets & Writers, Inc.
Poets & Pies Series: Special Holiday Edition. Hannan Cafe. Off campus at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

"It's very contemporary, in some ways, and very much old school... If you've done any study of classic epic poetry, this fits the bill. And don't let that turn you away. It's really good stuff."
--ML Liebler, Host, Poet and Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

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Reading from Into the Ruins: Poems and The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem. November 30, 2015. 21 minutes. Funded by Poets & Writers, Inc.
Poets & Pies Series: Special Holiday Edition. Hannan Cafe. Off campus at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

"It's very contemporary, in some ways, and very much old school... If you've done any study of classic epic poetry, this fits the bill. And don't let that turn you away. It's really good stuff."
--ML Liebler, Host, Poet and Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

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"It's very contemporary, in some ways, and very much old school... If you've done any study of classic epic poetry, this fits the bill. And don't let that turn you away. It's really good stuff."

--ML Liebler, Host, Poet and Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Reading from Into the Ruins: Poems and The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem. November 30, 2015. 21 minutes. Funded by Poets & Writers, Inc.
Poets & Pies Series: Special Holiday Edition. Hannan Cafe. Off campus at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

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Frederick Glaysher reading from Into the Ruins: Poems and The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem. November 30, 2015. 21 minutes. Funded by Poets & Writers, Inc.

"It's very contemporary, in some ways, and very much old school... If you've done any study of classic epic poetry, this fits the bill. And don't let that turn you away. It's really good stuff."
--ML Liebler, Host, Poet and Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Poets & Pies Series: Special Holiday Edition. Hannan Cafe. Off campus at Wayne State University, 4750 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201.

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"I take the view, therefore, and surprisingly to myself, that Glaysher is really an epic poet and this is an epic poem! One can hardly congratulate him enough, then, on this achievement, since it has been so long awaited… Glaysher has written a masterpiece… I strongly recommend Frederick Glaysher’s poem and hope he will find a larger readership for it.”

—James Sale (UK), The Society of Classical Poets (2,272 words)

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Reading from Into the Ruins: Poems and The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem. November 30, 2015. 21 minutes. Funded by Poets & Writers, Inc.
Poets & Pies Series: Special Holiday Edition. Hannan Cafe. Off campus at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

"It's very contemporary, in some ways, and very much old school... If you've done any study of classic epic poetry, this fits the bill. And don't let that turn you away. It's really good stuff."
--ML Liebler, Host, Poet and Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

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Reading from Into the Ruins: Poems and The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem. November 30, 2015. 21 minutes. Funded by Poets & Writers, Inc.
Poets & Pies Series: Special Holiday Edition. Hannan Cafe. Off campus at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

"It's very contemporary, in some ways, and very much old school... If you've done any study of classic epic poetry, this fits the bill. And don't let that turn you away. It's really good stuff."
--ML Liebler, Host, Poet and Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

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"It's very contemporary, in some ways, and very much old school... If you've done any study of classic epic poetry, this fits the bill. And don't let that turn you away. It's really good stuff." 

--ML Liebler, Host, Poet and Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Reading from Into the Ruins: Poems and The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem. November 30, 2015. 21 minutes. Funded by Poets & Writers, Inc. 
Poets & Pies Series: Special Holiday Edition. Hannan Cafe. Off campus at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. 

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Frederick Glaysher reading from Into the Ruins: Poems and The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem. November 30, 2015. 21 minutes. Funded by Poets & Writers, Inc.

"It's very contemporary, in some ways, and very much old school... If you've done any study of classic epic poetry, this fits the bill. And don't let that turn you away. It's really good stuff."
--ML Liebler, Host, Poet and Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Poets & Pies Series: Special Holiday Edition. Hannan Cafe. Off campus at Wayne State University, 4750 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201.

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Poetry Reading, Epic Poetry Reading, by Frederick Glaysher,  
reading from Into the Ruins: Poems and The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem. November 30, 2015. 21 minutes. Funded by Poets & Writers, Inc. 

Hosted by M. L. Liebler, Poet and Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. 
Poets & Pies Series: Special Holiday Edition. Hannan Cafe. 
Off campus at Wayne State University, 4750 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201. 

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Gazing from the moon, we see one Earth, without borders, Mother Earth, her embrace encircling one people, humankind.
Introduction
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. 

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"Like a story around a campfire." —From the Audience

"Glaysher is really an epic poet and this is an epic poem! To put this in context, in my view the last complete and true epic poem in the English Language was Paradise Lost written by John Milton in the 17th century... One can hardly congratulate him enough, then, on this achievement, since it has been so long awaited... One fabulous quality of this poem is its clarity and luminous quality. I love the fact that despite the wide ranging topographical and lexical references this poem is easy to understand and follow: it is a poet writing for people, not one trying to be clever, and not one concealing their lack of poetry in obfuscation. Glaysher has written a masterpiece... I strongly recommend Frederick Glaysher’s poem and hope he will find a larger readership for it." —James Sale (UK), The Society of Classical Poets (2,272 words)

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

"Mr. Glaysher has written an epic poem of major importance... Truly a major accomplishment and contribution to American Letters... A landmark achievement Mr. Glaysher. Bravo!" —ML Liebler, Poet and Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

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

"And a fine major work it is." Arthur McMaster, Department of English, Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Contributing Editor, Poets' Quarterly (Spring 2015), in "My Odyssey as an Epic Poet: Interview with Frederick Glaysher."

"If you choose to read The Parliament of Poetsand I hope that you will!know that you are readinga devotional work of a poet-seer, one who yearns for and envisions a unified world in which spiritual verities draw all people together." —Bob Dixon-Kolar, Assistant Professor of English, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

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

"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. A profound spiritual message for humanity." —Alan Jacobs, Poet Writer Author,Amazon UK Review, London, UK

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

"Am in awe of its brilliance... Everyone must read this book." —Anodea Judith, Novato, California

"Don't be intimidated by an epic poem. It's really coming back to that image of the storyteller sitting around the campfires of the world, dipping into and weaving the story of humanity, in the most beautiful, mellifluous language." —Miriam Knight, Portland, Oregon, New Consciousness Reviewradio

"An attempt to merge the sciences and the humanities to reach a greater understanding of the human condition. ...the poetry and language is rather beautiful. ...it’s really very readable." Chris Hislop, Savage, London, UK

"A uniquely powerful work." —Spirituality Today, UK

"The Parliament of Poets carried me on the journey of Universality and All is One with the melodic rhythm only poetry can bring. Everyone needs to take this visit to the moon and look about the universe and all that it encompasses with the Awe with which it deserves! ...read this magnificent epic that will raise your eyes to the sky and wonder how someone could capture it all so well!" —Cheryl B. Duttweiler, Fernandina Beach, Florida, Amazon Review

"But possibly even the ambition of these [Odysseus Elytis and Derek Walcott] is dwarfed by what is attempted here." Graham Mummery, Amazon UK Review

"An impassioned plea on behalf of humanity that reaches down and grabs the human longing for the Awakened Heart. ...a very important book for our time." Tina Benson, California, Amazon Review

"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, Portland, Oregon, New Consciousness Review

"I especially enjoyed Don Quixote's cameo appearances. Bravo. A fine and enjoyable read." —Marylee MacDonald, Tempe, Arizona, Amazon Review

"It only takes the first few paragraphs of this modern epic poem to feel the mental gush of ideas,fascinating juxtapositionings, and unique symbolism for our time." Dave Gordon, The Jewish Post and News of Winnipeg, Canada

"Beautiful book." Dr. Catherine Al-Meten, Portland, Oregon, The Examiner

"Beautiful poem. ...an excellent piece of poetry." —Nana Fredua-Agyeman, Ghana, Africa,ImageNations

"The main story is an interesting proposition, that maybe it is poets and philosophers, rather than activists and politicians, who can ultimately help transform this world into something better." —Mr. P. J. Morris, Amazon UK

"Brilliant writing! I'm in awe... A perfect Christmas gift. But, buyer beware, you'll want it for yourself! Bravo. Well done." Michele Ficano, Las Vegas, Nevada, Amazon Review

"AWESOME BOOK!! This was ordered as a gift and I have to admit I had a hard time letting it go! Highly recommend both the book and the seller!" Stanleys Mom, Amazon Review

"Awesome is not a grand enough word to describe the timeless brilliance of these words."Donna Surles, Florida, Amazon Review

"This masterful work goes well beyond the norm for literature of any type... Quite simply a masterpiece..." —Marv Borgman, Prattville, Alabama, Amazon Review

"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.

Favorite quotations:

"The heart of so great a mystery cannot ever be reached by following one road only." —Quintus Aurelius Symmachus (c. 345 – 402)

“Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language.” —Meister Eckhart

"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 (1542 – 1605)

"Jesus said, 'I am the light that is over all things. I am all: from me all has come forth, and to me all has reached. Split a piece of wood; I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there.'"  —The Gospel of Thomas, fromThe Nag Hammadi Scriptures, ed. Marvin Meyer, 2007.

"Truth is One; sages call it by many names." —Rig-Veda

"The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass, God is waiting for you." —Werner Heisenberg. 1932 Nobel Prize for Quantum Physics

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