I am James Victor Owens and I will be participating in the 24-hour poetry marathon. Relatives and earlier friends know me as Jim, and most people who’ve met me since the early 1980s know me as Victor. Both are fine. I love the English language and word play, and have written all kinds of stuff through the years, although that’s never been how I kept a roof over my head. I am looking forward to seeing what comes forth during those 24 hours. I think a lot of it will be playful and fun, and some of it will express a deeper vision. We’ll see what happens!