J.V.Harker is a freelance writer of poetry and prose. He began composing poetry at age 10, driven and encouraged by the outlet it provided him to express ideas and feelings he could never fully convey aloud. As time progressed, his need to weave words grew into a passionate thirst he wishes never to quench. In 2009, he won first prize in the Gateway Community College Annual Poetry Contest with his poem, "We Spoke Throughout All the Years." He has also been published twice by a local Connecticut poetry magazine. Although busy realizing his dream of becoming a psychologist, he still finds time for his first love: writing poetry.