A pop-poetry collection featuring the Pushcart nominated “Sangre Real", published by Alien Buddha Press.
"J.B. Stevens is the poet laureate of absurdism."
"It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No. It’s J.B. Stevens: the official poet laureate of Flavortown and he’s kicking ass and taking names. The Best of America Cannot Be Seen is a nonstop onslaught of pop culture goodness, flying off the page and into your eyeballs at 100mph. Stevens’s latest collection has it all: a Dwight Schrute ode to beets, midnight Taco Bell runs, and Thanos stuck at the DMV. What the hell more could you possibly want?"
"You wrote a manuscript about bigfoot? What does that even mean? When are you going to do something I can tell my friends about? Ginnie’s son is a lawyer."
—Eileen Stevens, mother of the author
A collection of violent short stories. 2022 release with Shotgun Honey press.
"Knockout prose in a fistful of words. I'll read anything J.B. Stevens writes."
A collection of war poems.
"This poetry is war. At times it is so brutal it shakes you and demands you to see and to feel the disorientation, insomnia, and a fear so thick and heavy you can only be consumed by its traumatic energy. "
“As meditations on war, these poems are revelation. Soulful, hell bent, fearless, riddled with pathos and hard won psychological truth. While Mr. Stevens draws upon his combat experience in Iraq for source material, what illuminates these poems are his abiding humanity and his preoccupation with the mysteries of the human heart. True war stories, but make it poetry.”
"I read through each poem at least twice, some more. Each pass, I found more and more depth to each line. Stevens’ words instill feelings of sadness, frustration, and relief. "
A completed 77,000 word Savannah-set hardboiled mystery. Seeking a publisher or agent.
A completed 80,000 word mystery, sequel to The Blue Silence. Finalist for the 2020 Killer Nashville Claymore Award. Seeking a publisher or agent.