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Joe McClain Jr.      

Poet, Author, Navy Veteran & Mental Health Advocate

Joe McClain Jr. is a retired Navy veteran, author of 12 books, spoken word artist, and dynamic inspirational speaker. With a magnetic personality and a gift for captivating audiences, McClain has made a name for himself as a sought-after figure in the literary and entertainment industries.

Born and raised in East Chicago, Indiana, McClain's journey has taken him from humble beginnings to rubbing shoulders with some of the most prominent figures in professional sports and Hollywood. His literary works have been obtained by numerous figures in organizations such as the NBA, NFL, MLB, and the Hollywood entertainment industry, earning him a reputation as a talented wordsmith who can evoke powerful emotions through his craft.

McClain's talent doesn't stop with writing, however. As a former top 25 world-ranked poet, he has graced stages both nationally and internationally, leaving audiences mesmerized with his electrifying performances. His spoken word artistry has even led to remarkable opportunities, opening for platinum-selling R&B/Neo Soul artists Joe, Jon B, and Dwele. He has also been featured on Button Poetry and All Def Digital Poetry, two of the biggest poetry platforms in the world.

Currently residing in San Diego, California, McClain continues to inspire and uplift through his writing and speaking engagements. Combining his experiences in the Navy with his undeniable talent for storytelling, he brings a unique perspective to his work, leaving a lasting impact on those who have the privilege of hearing him speak.

McClain is a shining example of how passion, resilience, and a commitment to sharing one's gift can lead to a life of purpose and fulfillment. Whether through the written word or his dynamic performances, he is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of others, leaving a legacy that will inspire generations to come.

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