FREDERICK GLAYSHER is an epic poet, rhapsode, poet-critic, and the author or editor of ten books.
Glaysher studied writing under a private tutorial, at the University of Michigan, with the poet Robert Hayden and edited Hayden’s prose and poetry. He holds two degrees from the University of Michigan, has lived and taught in Japan and on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation in Arizona, traveled widely in China, was a Fulbright-Hays scholar to China and a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar on India.
He believes 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 evokes a way humankind can come together in peace.
For his three essays on the poet Robert Hayden, others on the United Nations, world religions, epic poetry, such writers as Tolstoy, Tagore, John Milton, Milosz, and Saul Bellow, see his two collections of essays, The Grove of the Eumenides and The Myth of the Enlightenment.
In 1977, Glaysher 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 he might also revive the art of the rhapsode.
Glaysher has read more than twenty times from his epic and is seeking invitations to perform. Search YouTube for “epic poetry reading.” Download Brochure for Epic Poetry Readings on his website.
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