Poets & Pies Series, Hannan Cafe, November 30, 2015
Poetry Reading, Epic Poetry Reading, 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.
Poets & Pies Series: Special Holiday Edition. Hannan Cafe.
Off campus at Wayne State University, 4750 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201.
“It’s very contemporary, in some ways, and very much old school… This is really some cool stuff, I have to say, and I’m not just saying that, just to say it. It really is, and when you hear some of his epic poetry and poetry, hopefully you’ll agree and want to grab a copy of The Parliament of Poets. 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.”
—M. L. Liebler, Poet and Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.
Epic Poetry Reading, Albany Poets Word Fest, April 21, 2012
Albany Poets News, (February 8, 2013) “If you were at the 2012 Albany Word Fest Open Mic at the Albany Public Library you will remember Frederick Glaysher and his epic poem The Parliament of Poets. His work certainly wowed the crowd at the library with the performance and the words themselves. …read an extended section from lunar epic “The Parliament of Poets,” with the 20th Century Afro-American poet Robert Hayden as guide.”
“I found myself sitting in my study, dozing
over a book, Cervantes’ Don Quixote,
surrounded by volumes of world classics….”
Frederick Glaysher reading from the eighth draft of his epic poem The Parliament of Poets, from the very beginning of BOOK I, at the Austin International Poetry Festival, September 29, 2012, Austin, Texas, at the end of his Epic Poetry Workshop. Copyright (c) 2012 Frederick Glaysher.
From BOOK I, the very beginning of the epic, published in the *di-verse-city* 2012 Anthology for the Austin International Poetry Festival, 20th Anniversary Celebration Edition.
Poetry Reading, Frederick Glaysher, Epic Poetry, AIPF
An Epic Poetry Workshop, presented by Frederick Glaysher, at the Austin International Poetry Festival, AIPF, September 29, 2012.
“Frederick Glaysher presents a workshop designed to revive the genre of epic poetry. He researched this genre and developed two worksheets with collections of quotations and reflections on epic poetry which helped him develop his own thinking and practice. From the perspective of having now finished the 8th draft of his own epic poem, he finds much more in them and looks forward to talking with people about the genre. Having taught college courses in the past in non-Western literature, the great Asian epics are very important to him, too, and he will explore some aspects of Chinese and Indian epic as well. The workshop combines reading, discussion, thought-provoking questions, and writing practice.” — From the 20th Anniversary Celebration Program for AIPF.
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 modern life. 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 […]