As a writer, poet, aikidoist and zazen practitioner, in addition to a journeyman plumber, Garber's approach to writing is itself a deep practice. His poems have appeared in Hidden Leaves, Magee Park Poets Anthology, Montezuma Life, Portfolio, Anenome, The Poetry Conspiracy, Border Voices, and Visions. His writing has been published
 
in Rescue, Montezuma Life, Sansho, Biran and VERBUM. Garber was the founding editor of The Poetry Conspiracy (a literary magazine and events calendar), and was assistant editor for VERBUM the journal of computer aesthetics. While at UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz,
 
Garber studied poetry with Karl Shapiro and George Hitchcock respectively.