J.B. Stone

J.B. Stone (he/they) is a neurodivergent/autistic slam poet, writer, editor, dabbling playwright, and critic from Brooklyn, NY now residing in Buffalo, NY. He is the author of three chapbooks, including his most recent work, Fireflies And Hand Grenades (Bottlecap Press 2022). They’re the Editor-In-Chief/Reviews Editor at Variety Pack. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in over 60 print and online publications including; BlazeVOX, Atticus Review, Chicago Review of Books, Riggwelter, Peach Mag, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Occulum, Twist-in-Time Magazine, Flash Fiction Magazine, Flashback Fiction, The Buffalo News, Noctua Review, River and South Review, Star*Line, Frontier Poetry, Hex Literary, BULL, HAD (Hobart After Dark), MoonPark Review, X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, and many more. Their work has also appeared in a number of anthologies such as MANSION (dancing girl press 2019), These Poems Are Not What They Seem – A Tribute to Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (apepublications 2020), Poets to Come: Walt Whitman’s Bicentennial (Local Gems Press 2019); Pact Press: Changing Tides (Pact Press-Regal House Press 2020) among many others as well. On top of this he has competed and performed his poetry all over Western NY and parts of Canada, from the president of SUNY Fredonia’s home, to the Silos of Buffalo, NY, and most recently represented Buffalo in the Southern Fried Poetry Slam Festival in Louisville, KY.