Dear Giftus
Many thanks for showing your succes  in writing with me. The Island Man Sings His Song is just terrific  reading. I really
admire the hard work that goes into such an effort. Your  work reflect well your various emotions of happiness and anxiety
as you  deal with the many challenges of life. Well   done!
As a lover of music and   poetry, and a Caribbean person myself (Jamaican) I must say that I  found your poems to be quite
interesting and refreshing. Keep up the good  work. I wish you much success.
This is truly a masterpiece.   This is by far one of Giftus's greatest works. The poems to me took me  back to my youthful
days growing up in Salisbury. It brought back fun  memories of listening and sharing stories and riddles under moonlight
skies. "The Island Man Sings His Song" is as real as I remember. For those  who forgot or did not have the unique
opportunity to experience life in  Dominica, The Island Man Sings His Song takes you there. It is a great  educational tool. I
highly recommend  it.
Mc Kelvie
I am very impressed to read  such fantastic work from a fellow Dominican. Keep up the good work.
The Island Man Sings His Song-Yes He Sings!!
Giftus John continues to "Sing" like a true Island man. As I read his poems, I was taken on a journey back home-to
Dominica. The art and richness of the collection is a treasure. I strongly encourage the purchase and enjoyment of "The
Island Man Sings His Song." It captures with authenticity, the essence of what Dominicans experience at home and abroad.
This is definitely one of Giftus' best works.

wat's up,I guess i may be a little bias to ur work because I am from Dominica also (possie representative in da house!!) but
really, ur work is good. Keep doing ur thing. I write poetry also but havent yet let it out into the world so im glad to see ur
using ur talent. Keep it real,I
Greetings Brethren,
I was just browsing through the web and came upon your poetry. I loved it.
I am a Harry from Salisbury living in England, I have a love for writing, but I wrote mostly songs.
I have now started writing poetry and in doing my research I came across you.
Just writing to say Blessings Brethren and keep it up. Us Dominicans must support each other.
I have the pleasure of knowing Giftus John, so my comments may appear biased. BUT I know other published poets and
you won't see any of my positive comments around their work, and that's because I consider Giftus' poetry to be that of a
truly inspired writer with music coming out
of his pen. He has the absolute right to use the words "Sings" and "Songs" in his title.
Several of the poems harken back to Giftus' days in Dominica, as he reexamines the joys and the pains of his youth. But it
isn't a total introspection, as he applies the same lessons he'd learned to the youthful experiences of his own young
children. Many other poems reflect the adult Giftus, now in New Jersey. There's a melancholy longing in these poems but
never does he give into self-pity. He always has that music, he always has his island songs to get him through. And we are
better for that, too.
Rocco D.
What The Readers Say
This is some of the feedback that I have  received from people who have  read The Island Man Sings His Song and
Mesye Kwik! Kwak! and also from those who have had the opportunity to visit my site.
Thought I'd share some of that with you. Would you like to add yours here?
Drop me a line.
This book is a must read. Brought back lots of memories of the old days in Dominica. Each story is one that every
Dominican or West Indian can relate to. Good descriptions, I found myself truly taking the journey through the streets of
St.Joe. Good Job.
S. Shillingford "The Awakening"
It is typical of you to be so humble about you wonderful work over the years. I am sure that I echo everyone in thanking
you for the pleasure you give us by sharing your work with us. "What Is To Is Mus Is" so you are my friend and will be
always. You live on.
Dear Giftus:
Thanks for the memories. You take me back to my childhood. A lot of what you said I can relate to. This is a wonderful
thing that you did, dedicating the book to "Tall Boy" (Esquith). He is in our herats.