Al Ferber, a street kid from the Hunting Park section of North Philadelphia and an unlikely prospect to become a poet has been writing poetry for over 45 years.
He attended Bucks CCC, Penn State University, Temple University, Villanova University. His poetry has appeared in over three dozen poetry journals and small magazines. He has also written several novels, two of them published, plays and articles. He has published 17 books of poetry. He has worked as a teacher, Executive Director for an Employment and Training Program, Director for an Outreach Center for Vietnam Veterans, Bartender and manager of Tangier Café in Center City, Philadelphia. He has spent the last 15 plus years in recovery from alcoholism and the last 14 plus years as a D & A Addictions Therapist. He lives in Bensalem, PA and Ocean City NJ with Cathi, his delightfully insane wife of more than 25 years.