So the next time you see one of these badged vendors on the street – please invest $1 in buying an issue of Streetvibes. It’s really one of the few publications I read from cover to cover.
Streetvibes will give you a picture of the complexity of homelessness, who’s working on it, news from around the country on homeless issues – and some of the best poetry around. The last 2 pages are always poetry, and the back page is a list of resources for homeless persons.
Jimmy Heath, the editor, is an excellent writer himself. Michael Henson, a great poet and social commentator, is currently writing a series on poverty and addiction. Steve Sunderland brings his system-changing expertise to bear in most issues. And the articles and stories written by homeless people are a look into the human heart.
I saw a headline in this most recent issue – which features a painting by Mary Ann Lederer on the cover – that said “City creating office to help homeless”. I was excited – and then realized it was a story reprinted from the Columbus Dispatch.
Be a system-changer yourself. Stop and buy Streetvibes from vendors wherever you see them around town.