Into The Ruins

Into The Ruins

by Frederick Glaysher
     
 

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Beyond Postmodernism, probing the nihilism of the age, Into the Ruins confronts much of the human experience left out of the balance by postmodern poetry, often compared to the Alexandrians and the Neoterics, when writers similarly concentrated on the minor themes of personal life, while ignoring the challenging experience of the public realm. Suffused with a global…  See more details below

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Beyond Postmodernism, probing the nihilism of the age, Into the Ruins confronts much of the human experience left out of the balance by postmodern poetry, often compared to the Alexandrians and the Neoterics, when writers similarly concentrated on the minor themes of personal life, while ignoring the challenging experience of the public realm. Suffused with a global tragic vision, into the ruins of the 20th Century, Frederick Glaysher has his gaze fixed firmly on the 21st.

Editorial Reviews

North American Review - Vince Gotera
“A litany of horrors updating Eliot’s Waste Land, the book upbraids poets for turning inward only to concerns of the self.”
Jack Magazine - William Allegrezza
At high points, his poetry captures the feelings of contingency and horror felt by many but expressed well by few.... Glaysher fits well within the literary tradition...however, his voice is distinct. Among contemporary poets, few have a vision as darkly haunting.... Few also have the knowledge and the ability to handle contemporary issues with such presence of language. Out of the mass of recent poetry books, here is one you should read.
Poetry Greece - Wendy Hollins
"It is argued that now poets must turn to contemplating the real world and Glaysher is remarkable in his achievement of this . . . it is excellent poetry; his words and images hit you right in the gut . . . well worth reading."
Collages & Bricolages - The Editor
"Equivalent to the shock of visiting a holocaust museum depicting all the world’s victims of genocide. . . .the imagery he flashes in this gallery of atrocity, hopefully will sensitize readers to the extent that they will recognize the moral imperative of conquering the evil inherent in man."
Main Street Rag - M. Scott Douglass
"His poetry is fluid and rhythmic . . . thoughtful and provocative."
Vince Gotera
“A litany of horrors updating Eliot’s Waste Land, the book upbraids poets for turning inward only to concerns of the self.” —North American Review
William Allegrezza
At high points, his poetry captures the feelings of contingency and horror felt by many but expressed well by few.... Glaysher fits well within the literary tradition...however, his voice is distinct. Among contemporary poets, few have a vision as darkly haunting.... Few also have the knowledge and the ability to handle contemporary issues with such presence of language. Out of the mass of recent poetry books, here is one you should read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982677810
Publisher:
Earthrise Press
Publication date:
10/06/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
88
File size:
118 KB

Meet the Author

Frederick Glaysher studied writing under a private tutorial, at the University of Michigan, with the poet Robert Hayden and edited both Hayden’s Collected Prose (University of Michigan Press) and his Collected Poems (Liveright). He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, the latter in English. At the college and university level, he taught American and non-Western literature, world religions, etc., for ten years.

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.

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