Veteran's Voices Writing Project

Bruce's artwork and writing have been featured in the publication Veteran's Voices which is devoted exclusively to the writings of military veterans. Veteran's Voices

Pen Celebration, at the WWI Museum:

The Pen Celebration, at the WWI Museum, Kansas City featured holocaust survivor Sonia Warshawsky as the keynote speaker. Mr. McLain was privileged in reading two poems on the holocaust, one which was published in Veteran's Voice's magazine.

McClain also presented a portrait of her and her experience at Auschwitz. PBS interviewed Bruce, discussing the role Veteran's Voice's writing Project plays in the lives of veterans. Sharing their experience with others through writing, whether through poetry, prose or short stories.

Poems in the following literary anthologies & literary journals:

"Arts & Poetry," Kansas City Veterans Voices (2017

"Waiting days of Grace," "Remnant,"  Missouri (2017

"Half Cast One," The Enigmatist Anthology, (2017)

"Now Idle Times," Blue Hole Anthology, Texas (2017)

Author's Books:

"Valley of The Mushroom Patch" (1999)

"Still: A Book Of Love Poems" (2015)

Book Cover Illustrated & illustrations:

"Oh Say Can You See: Book of Poems," Arlin Buyert (2016)

"Veteran's Voices" V.ll (2017)

"Retrospect of Madness" Book of Poems, Clint Jarret (2017)

"Ozarks Howler," Eccentric American Poems, Kevin Perry (2017

"The Gallatin Gallows." Eccentric American Poems (2017)

"Paradise Plain," Erik Kershner (2017)

"One Bridge Lane," Erik Kershner (2017)

Current and upcoming

Art show through the month of November.
Mid Continent Library Blue Springs Missouri (2017)

State of the Arts exhibition, art piece "Numbers,"Prairie Village, Kansas.
State of the Arts Council (2017)


The Gladys Fields - Helzberg Award - for poem, "Waiting Days of Grace"
The Gladys Fields - Helzberg Award - for poem, "Against Her Will"