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I'm an epic poet, literary critic, and the author or editor of ten books. I'm presently working on an epic poem, "The Parliament of Poets," which takes place partly on the moon. I studied writing with the poet Robert Hayden and edited both Hayden’s Collected Prose (University of Michigan Press) and his Collected Poems (Liveright). I hold a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Michigan, the latter in English. At the college and university level, I taught rhetoric, American and non-Western literature, humanities, world religions, etc., for ten years. I lived for more than fifteen years outside Michigan—in Japan, where I taught at Gunma University in Maebashi; in Arizona, on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation, site of one of the largest internment camps for Japanese-Americans during WWII; in Illinois, on the central farmlands and on the Mississippi; ultimately returning to my suburban hometown of Rochester. A Fulbright-Hays scholar to China in 1994, I studied at Beijing University, the Buddhist Mogao Caves on the old Silk Road, and elsewhere in China, including Hong Kong and the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. While a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar in 1995 on India, I further explored the conflicts between the traditional regional civilizations of Islamic and Hindu cultures and modernity. I have been an outspoken advocate of the United Nations, an accredited participant at the UN Millennium Forum (2000), and attended the UNA Members Day 2012 on the Millennium Development Goals, held in the General Assembly Hall. Frederick Glaysher https://fglaysher.com/TheGlobe https://earthrisepress.net

In 2018, Stepping Back from the Brink of Self-Destruction

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In 2018, Stepping Back from the Brink of Self-Destruction
Contact: Frederick Glaysher
Phone: 248-652-4982
fglayshe@umich.edu
https://EarthrisePress.Net/about.html

We human beings on this planet need a new vision and understanding of life, to help bring us together, to see and feel and understand our common humanity, to step back from the brink of self-destruction.

From the Moon, together, we can see it, a new global, universal vision of life. Many millions of people around the world have already evolved toward such a vision. Frederick Glaysher’s The Parliament of Poets, published by Earthrise Press, is set partly on the moon and evokes a new way humankind can come together in peace.

Reviewed by Hans Ruprecht at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, as “A great epic poem of startling originality and universal significance,” while Kevin McGrath in South Asian Studies at Harvard University wrote, “A remarkable poem by a uniquely inspired poet, taking us out of time into a new and unspoken consciousness…”

Thirty years in the making, set partly on the moon at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility, Glaysher’s epic poem charts a way forward for humanity, from the perspective of a quarter of a million miles out in space, gazing back at Mother Earth.

In a world of Quantum science, 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 main character, 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 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.

Frederick Glaysher is the author or editor of ten books. At the University of Michigan, Glaysher studied writing under a private tutorial with the poet Robert Hayden and edited his prose and poems. He has lived and traveled widely in Japan and China and was a Fulbright-Hays scholar on China and an NEH scholar on India.

Reviving both the art of epic poetry and the Greek story-tellers known as rhapsodes, Glaysher has given more than twenty epic poetry readings from The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem (ISBN: 978-0982677889 $23.95 EarthrisePress.Net and Amazon), described by the audience, “like a story around a campfire.”

Mr. Glaysher has written a new story for humanity that can help inspire people toward peace in the real world.

Frederick Glaysher

 

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Welcome to The Globe

Welcome. I’m an epic poet, rhapsode, poet-critic, and the author or editor of ten books. Thank you for visiting.

We human beings on this planet need a new vision and understanding of life, to help bring us together, to see and feel and understand our common humanity, to step back from the brink of self-destruction. From the Moon, together, we can see it, a new global, universal vision of life. Many millions of people around the world have already evolved toward such a vision. The Parliament of Poets is set partly on the moon and evokes a way humankind can come together in peace.

I hope in time word will spread. Even a brief review of a sentence or two, a paragraph, on Amazon, or wherever, would be greatly appreciated. I’d love to hear from you. Please let me and others know what you think.

Frederick Glaysher

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Climate Change, Touching the Heart, Frederick Glaysher, Sept 23, 2017

Climate Change, Touching the Heart, Frederick Glaysher, Comments & Questions.
Troy Public Library, Troy, Michigan. Sept 23, 2017.

After reading several selections from The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem. https://youtu.be/DXAXn0DL5jY

https://youtu.be/XHUyKtj3gJo

A story, a Journey toward healing the planet, drawing from and evoking all of the great spiritual and wisdom traditions and regional civilizations.

As a global epic tale, I am speaking to the entire planet, not merely the Western world. While the whole is always more than the sum of its parts, I gratefully acknowledge my indebtedness to such writers and thinkers as the historian Arnold Toynbee, Carl Jung, Huston Smith, Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, and many others of open and universal sensibility. Campbell, especially, wrote on shamanism and myth and their power to heal the tribe through a visionary experience and tale. Campbell also wrote repeatedly about the overview Image of Earthrise, rising above the horizon of the moon, as the great new mythic Image and Symbol for our time.

SYNOPSIS

Troy Public Library, Troy, Michigan. Sept 23, 2017.

The Parliament of Poets is set partly on the moon at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility, and around the world.

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 chooses one of its own, the Poet of the Moon, and sends him 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.

The book has twelve chapters, each with three to five cantos, more than forty throughout. To suggest the scope of the book, it is set partly on the moon and in Australia, India, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, China, Japan, Africa, France, England, Russia, the Middle East, Central and South America.

REVIEWS

“A remarkable poem by a uniquely inspired poet, taking us out of time into a new and unspoken consciousness…” —Kevin McGrath,  South Asian Studies, Harvard University, author on the Mahabharata.

“A great epic poem of startling originality and universal significance, in every way partaking of the nature of world literature.” —Hans Ruprecht, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, author on Goethe, Borges, etc.

“Mr. Glaysher has written an epic poem of major importance… Truly a major accomplishment and contribution to American Letters.” —ML Liebler, Poet, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Frederick Glaysher

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The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem. Troy Public Library, Sept 23, 2017

Epic Poetry Reading, The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem.
Troy Public Library, Sept 23, 2017. 10 minutes.

A lunar tale, a story, a Journey toward healing the planet, drawing from and evoking all of the great spiritual and wisdom traditions and regional civilizations.

If the old exclusivisms evolved into the exclusivism of the Enlightenment, from the moon, together, we can see universality…

Frederick Glaysher reading several brief selections from The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem, at Troy Public Library, Troy, Michigan. Sept 23, 2017. 10 minutes. https://youtu.be/XHUyKtj3gJo

Also see the related Questions & Answers, on CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING, 10 minutes, at https://youtu.be/DXAXn0DL5jY

As a global epic tale, I am speaking to the entire planet, not merely the Western world. While the whole is always more than the sum of its parts, I gratefully acknowledge my indebtedness to such writers and thinkers as the historian Arnold Toynbee, Carl Jung, Huston Smith, Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, and many others of open and universal sensibility. Campbell, especially, wrote on shamanism and myth and their power to heal the tribe through a visionary experience and tale. Campbell also wrote repeatedly about the overview Image of Earthrise, rising above the horizon of the moon, as the great new mythic Image and Symbol for our time.

SYNOPSIS

The Parliament of Poets is set partly on the moon at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility, and around the world.

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 chooses one of its own, the Poet of the Moon, and sends him 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.

Frederick Glaysher, Troy Public Library, Sept 23, 2017

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