By Al Ferber
“Hey Gus, who informed you it used to be alright to learn my brain? give up spilling my innovations and emotions out for everybody to read.” Tori Murphy, Writer
“Gus’ poems are an acid reflux disease of his soul. In his ache and elation we see an aspect of ourselves...I proportion Gus’ poems with a person that has a soul or a brain...” Jack Apsche, Ed.D.,ABPP, scientific Psychologist and Author
“Ferber blasts out such a lot of poems on such a lot of topics. It displays the wide-ranging explorations of his eclectic (not to assert warped) brain. My favourite poems are his love poems. They totally contact my soul at any time when I learn them.” Michael Gavin, writer, affiliate Professor of History,University of Tennessee
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