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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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"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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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.

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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Monday night... hope you can make it! I'll be reading from my epic poem, The Parliament of Poets.

Poets & Pies Series: Special Holiday Edition
Monday, November 30 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Hannan Cafe. (two blocks south of Wayne State University / Warren Ave.)
4750 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201
Hosted by M. L. Liebler
Funded by Poets & Writers, Inc.

> Frederick Glaysher 
Poet, Robert Hayden Collected Works Editor and author 
of The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem 
>Nancy Owen Nelson author
of the new creative non-fiction book Searching 
for Nannie B.:Connecting Three Generations of Southern Women 
> Linda K. Sienkiewicz 
author of the new novel In the Context of Love 
> Jennifer Smythe DeBeliis 
Published Poet, Editor MFA Solstices Program 

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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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