Welcome. I'm an epic poet, rhapsode, poet-critic, and the author or editor of several books. Thank you for visting. And I hope you enjoy getting to know me.
The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem is the first global, universal epic poem, now released in both hardcover, ISBN: 9780982677889, and eBook formats, eISBN: 9780982677865. Earthrise Press, November 2012. 294 pages. Hardcover and ebook editions on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, Earthrise Press® eBooks, and their global affiliates.
For a Free sample chapter, BOOK I, from The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem, click HERE
"Very readable and intriguingly enjoyable. ...a masterpiece that will stand the test of time." Poetry Cornwall, No.36, Spring 2013. (Full review near the bottom of my LinkedIn profile.)
LibraryThing, "I found this book to be up to the standards set by Homer. ...This book also is very thought provoking as it brings into question what humanity is doing to the Earth and each other. I highly recommend it." ( )
| wtshehan | Oct 25, 2012
"Frederick Glaysher and his epic poem The Parliament of Poets...certainly wowed the crowd at the library with the performance and the words themselves...." Albany Poets News, Feb 8, 2013. http://albanypoets.com/2013/02/frederick-glayshers-the-parliament-of-poets/
5.0 out of 5 stars Universal Consciousness March 8, 2013Format:Hardcover|Amazon Verified Purchase"The poets that are identified in this fascinating book see a universal brotherhood...."
Reading from The Parliament of Poets at the Birmingham Unitarian Church (Unitarian Universalist), Birmingham, Michigan, April 6, 2013. (The beginning of BOOK I, in medias res). YouTube Playlist of several epic poetry readings.
"Participate" in an Epic Poetry Workshop, presented by Frederick Glaysher, at the Austin International Poetry Festival, AIPF, September 29, 2012.
Interview of Frederick Glaysher, author of The Bower of Nil: A Narrative Poem (2002).
"After growing increasingly disaffected with academic literary culture, especially the Marxist antics of deconstruction and the alienated, poete maudit mentality, [you] resigned from university teaching in 1996..."
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Published Excerpts from The Parliament of Poets and an Essay
Published in Kolkata, India > Excerpt (3rd) from Book IV. Rupkatha Journal, Volume IV, Number 2, 2012. Tagore and the Persona, at Kurukshetra:
"We soon were over a plain, a wide field,
where two vast armies were ranked to battle,
legions on either side for war..."
Or available from my own server: Rupkatha_Poetry_V4N2_2012
Published in Mumbai, India > Excerpt (2nd) from Book IV. The Criterion: An International Journal in English, Vol. III. Issue. IV (December 2012). In the Himalayan foothills, Shiva Nataraja:
"Tagore then spoke. “You have heard Krishna, now
Lord Vishnu’s eighth incarnation, Shiva.
He will come down to us from Mt Kailash..."
Or direct PDF: http://www.the-criterion.com/V3/n4/Frederick.pdf
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