Billy Jones. Crazy Bone. Lummox Press –
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CRAZY BONE, POETRY BY BILLY JONES, PUBLISHED BY Lummox
Lummox Press is
pleased to announce the publication of Crazy Bone,
the first American collection of poetry by Billy Jones. The
publication date for Crazy Bone is August, 2012.
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BIO: Billy Jones was an artist, poet and emotional expatriate
born in Camden, New Jersey in 1935 where Walt Whitman died. He
quit high school, joined the Marines, then went back to school
on the GI Bill majoring in American Literature at LA State. He
migrated to Australia from Stockholm in 1967. In addition to his
previously published poetry collections and numerous
exhibitions, he has kept a journal of drawings, paintings,
poetry and every day events since June 28, 1975. Started as a
hermit on the riverbank in a she-oak grove at Mary Smokes Creek
five weeks after his then girlfriend, Diane Kelly, was killed in
a car accident, he was working on volume 167 (ME & MY GANG OF
ALTER EGOS) when he died ---100,000 pages, 4500 illustrations.
Overall title: THE ILLUMINATION OF BILLY BONES.
Billy Jones died on July 3, 2012 at the age of 77. It was a sad
loss for those who knew him.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Billy Jones passed away in early July, 2012, while this, his
first American book was still in the planning stages. His death
came swiftly. He died at home surrounded by those he loved…his
daughter, his brother and his art and literature. This book is
my “testimonial” to Billy’s greatness. It contains numerous
illustrations and poems, examples of his unique style and scope.
It has been laid out exactly as he wanted, to honor my fallen
friend and comrade. It’s my hope that this book will bring a new
interest to this wonderful human being. In a true sense, this is
his last will and testament.
The mission of Lummox Press is to broaden the audience for
poetry through publishing poetry that is well-crafted,
regardless of the style or fame of the author and to demonstrate
the power of poetry to transform lives through readings, talks
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"As we all know, Billy was a very special person…a complete
one-of . . . whose relationship, articulateness and revelations
between nature, art and poetry opened all of our eyes and gave
us a language for the ineffable."
“He is a no-borders man. His love of life startles me into joy.
Even a serious illness brings him poems and wisdom and art. Even
his fears take wing and fly over beauty. I am a long time
admirer and fan of Billy, and a friend. I introduce him with
affection and respect and love.”
unique American expatriate poet in Australian outback w/a soul
as fine as a dingo dog & as big as the universe & as beautiful &
wild as a Van Gogh sunflower.”