Frederick Glaysher studied writing at the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, the latter in English.
Mr. Glaysher lived for more than fifteen years outside Michigan—in Japan, where he 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 his suburban hometown of Rochester.
He has been a Fulbright-Hays and NEA scholar on China and India and has traveled and studied throughout China. He is the author of several books and is currently working on an epic poem, “The Parliament of Poets.”
Winged sandals strapped to my feet,
I stand in the piazza of Florence,
holding in my out-stretched left hand
the Gorgon head of nihilism,
its putrid guts and black blood
dripping from its severed neck,
severed by the sword of my pen,
standing over the corpse of Medusa,
over the corpse of Nietzsche’s Zarathustra.
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