"BONES OF THE HOMELESS"
Book of Poems & Photographs
by Judy Jones
The Bones of the Homeless book with my photographs
and words are simply my small part in joining hearts
and hands with all peoples helping make homelessness, history.
I am a freelance photojournalist and have chosen
to spend my life shedding light on the plight of
the poor dying in increasing numbers all over the earth.
It is dedicated to Mother Teresa, Terry Messman
and Meria Heller.
The Bones of the Homeless
by Judy Joy Jones
Street Spirit newspaper
Many times, I have published a Judy Jones poem
on the front page of Street Spirit as a testimony
that her poems help reveal the realities of homelessness
at a depth surpassing many of our news articles
on the same subject.
The eloquence of Judy's poetry and firey
intensity of her lyrical and emotional outcry
for kindness and justice have moved thousands of readers.
Her book can help uplift our vision so we may truly
see the humanity and sacred souls of those our
society has condemned, neglected and cast
into the oblivion of poverty."
Dorothy Jesse Beagle, playwright,
pianist, poet, songwriter, author
'Bones of the Homeless" is among the most
powerful poems heard at my eclectic Berkeley
Whole Note Series. When Judy performed
'Ode to Janis Joplin', it brought the veteran
poets to their knees. Judy is inspired by
spiritual beliefs that defy the usual
How long we have needed this voice, crying
in the wilderness! How deeply the distinctly
meaningful prose etches its way into one's
heart. Have we forgotten? No! Nevermore.
For now we can remember the words of the
poet Judy Jones, in her magnificent book;
BONES OF THE HOMELESS, how it FEELS
to live and die in the despair of
Poet and Songwriter
These poems challenge conventional sterotypes
concerning the homeless, and believe me,
these sterotypes seriously require challenging
in our self-centered culture of intolerance
against the poor and disenfranchised.
BONES OF THE HOMELESS
by Judy Jones
Purchase Books at:
BARNES & NOBLE
About the Author
Judy Jones is an artist, photographer,
poet, and librettist; having won
"Brava for Women in the Arts" contest,
with an opera libretto based on the life
of painter Frida Kahlo. She wrote for the
Coronado Journal newspaper as she traveled
around the world doing volunteer work with
Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charities
and while on the Great Peace March
for Nuclear Disarmament.
'Bones of the Homeless', Judy's first
spoken word/music cd, recorded by
Ray Charles bass player, Curtis Ohlson, includes
many of the poems in 'The Poorest of the Poor',
and can be found at:
'The Street Spirit' newspaper in Berkeley
publishes her poems regularly and her
homeless photographs were recently published
in England's 'The Big Issue' magazine.