Jones's writing is a gift of genius; shocking and moving you to tears; touching the deepest inner part of your humanness and spirit. You will never be the same after reading the depts of struggle, the reality of life, the voice of truth in The Bones of the Homeless. It will move you to social action as it removes you from your comfort zone, causing you to review life's meaning and existence. If you feel any love in your heart, and can relate to your inner spirit, The Bones of the Homeless is a must book!
The poetry is urgent, lively, and sometimes haunting; appearing alongside stark black and white photos of Jones' homeless subjects. Jones takes on the plight of the homeless in different voices, echoing the thoughts of people on the streets, unfeeling passersby, and compassionate observers. Terry Messman, editor of Street Spirit in Berkeley, California, writes: 'Many times I have published a 'Judy Jones poem' on the front page of my Street Spirit because 'her' poems help reveal the realities of homelessness at a depth surpassing many of our news articles on the same subject. They speak directly to the souls of the readers and appeal to our hearts for a rebirth of compassion, justice, and love towards the poorest of our brothers and sisters.' Not to be missed!