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"Like a story around a campfire." —The Audience
"Certainly wowed the crowd at the library with the performance and the words themselves." —Albany Poets News, New York
"A great epic poem of startling originality and universal significance, in every way partaking of the nature of world literature." —Hans Ruprecht, CKCU Literary News, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, author on Goethe, Borges, etc.
"A remarkable poem by a uniquely inspired poet, taking us out of time into a new and unspoken consciousness..." —Kevin McGrath, Lowell House, South Asian Studies, Harvard University, author on the Mahabharata
"Mr. Glaysher has written an epic poem of major importance. A major accomplishment and contribution to American Letters." —ML Liebler, Poet, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
"Glaysher is really an epic poet and this is an epic poem! Glaysher has written a masterpiece." —The Society of Classical Poets
"And a fine major work it is." —Arthur McMaster, Department of English, Converse College, in Poets' Quarterly
"Bravo to the Poet for this toilsome but brilliant endeavour." —Transnational Literature, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
"Very readable and intriguingly enjoyable. A masterpiece that will stand the test of time." —Poetry Cornwall, No. 36, England
"Am in awe of its brilliance. Everyone must read this book." —Anodea Judith, Novato, California, author of The Global Heart Awakens
Frederick Glaysher reading from the cantos Black Elk and Chief Seattle, and the poet-prophet Job on the moon, from The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem, at The Farmhouse, Village of Franklin, Michigan. March 22, 2018. 15 minutes.
Hosted and Introduced by the poet Diane DeCillis. Funded by Poets & Writers, Inc.
We human beings need a…Continue
At Shelton Theater - The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem
Friday, August 10. 7:30 - 9:00 pm.
Tickets. $15 students, $20 general.
533 Sutter, San Francisco, CA
Reading from eight cantos set on the moon and around the world.
In 1977, FREDERICK GLAYSHER…Continue
In 1977, I took a theatre course in the Interpretative Reading of Poetry, learning that the Greek rhapsodes would travel throughout ancient Greece reciting Homer. Before long the idea of writing an epic poem became compelling and the dream that one day I might also revive the art of the rhapsode.
Hence, I have never felt comfortable with the conventional poetry reading at a lectern, with a stationary microphone, and am seeking to move away from both to a…Continue