JC The Poet is a native of Fayetteville N.C. He has resided in Charlotte for the last 15 years.
When JC relocated to Charlotte, his goals included performing his poetry and going to barber school. He has accomplished those goals and so much more. JC started Touch One Productions in 2004 and has worked as a Barber at Just For You since Dec 2001. His ultimate goal is to own his own lounge.
He has been writing poetry for over 30 years and decided to take his poetry to the next level in 2001 when he started doing performance poetry.
JC has one of the longest running poetry venues in Charlotte, NC.
Through Touch One Productions, JC performs, mentors and does workshops. He has partnered with The Arts & Science Council and various Recreation Centers during their summer programs. He loves working with the youth. They have been a main focus for him since he started his poetry career. He enjoys teaching them open expression through creative writing.
He has served on the Respect the Mic Slam Team and has served as a sponsor for SlamCharlotte numerous years.
JC also served in the United States Army for 8 years and was Honorably Discharged in 1995. He did a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War (Desert Storm).
JC continues to be is a leader in the community.
His motto is "We can change the world through spoken word".
The Huffington Post names SlamCharlotte in it's recent article entitled, "5 (More) Poetry Slams You Should Know About"