My name is James. I am 14 years old and live in Berlin, Germany. I was first introduced to poetry by my father via poets like Allen Ginsberg, Robert Frost, Williams Carlos Williams, and Dylan Thomas. Fascinated by their works, I started writing my own poems. At first, they where miscellaneous thoughts and emotions set to paper and then later included insights about my surroundings, nature, or scenic observations. I am fortunate enough to have been published in my schools art magazine, which has given me the opportunity to share my work with others. This year, as a first timer, I will be partcipating in the half marathon. I believe the experience will be very fruitful, and I am looking forward to challenging myself throughout the marathon to create poems that reflect my inner self and to impart a piece of that upon other people.