Poetry Cornwall, Issue No. 36, May 2013, Redruth, Cornwall, England.
The Parliament of Poets – Frederick Glaysher – Earthrise Press, Rochester, MI 48306 USA – ISBN: 978-0-9826778-8-9 – Hardback 294 Pages – $23.95
“The Parliament of Poets is understood to be the first epic poem in the English language in 345 years. Firstly, I must state it is very readable and intriguingly enjoyable. Apollo, Greek god of poetry calls all the poets to assemble on the moon. All are to consult on the meaning of modernity.
“The Persona stands with the poets of all nations, ancient and modern to consult on the threatened state of humanity, how to find and affirm a worthy vision of life, meaning and purpose.
“This epic poem is a journey through vision, thoughts and words of the likes of Cervantes, Basho, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, griots, shamans and many other notables, including Job and Merlin. “All humanity stood there with us. / We were not alone. We felt it. / The Love of the Unseen Essence, encircling us.”
“Frederick Glaysher’s hours of dedication have produced a masterpiece that will stand the test of time.”