Cynthia Pelayo on the work: "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. "
Gabe Hudson on the work: “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.”
A pop-poetry collection featuring the Pushcart nominated “Sangre Real”. To be published on July 4th, 2021 by Alien Buddha Press.
Shawn Berman, author of Once Upon a Blue Moon and editor of The Daily Drunk on the work:
"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?"
Eileen Stevens, mother of the author, on the work:
"You wrote a poetry book 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."
A collection of violent short stories.
A collection of violent short stories. To be released by Close to the Bone Publishing, October 29th, 2021.
Marc Cameron, New York Times Bestselling Author, on the work: "Knockout prose in a fistful of words. I'll read anything J.B. Stevens writes."
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.