Deanna Ramirez is the creator of Eve Poetry and Eve Poetry Magazine
Creation of Eve
In June 2018, I created a new Instagram account under the pen name Eve Poetry and began sharing my writing with the world. The pressure valve of my soul was about to blow, and Instagram was a solution for the creative outlet maintenance that I needed. The name, Eve Poetry, would hide my identity, so I could keep my writing a shameful little secret. I was too embarrassed to admit my heart’s desire (like so many other writers and creatives). Sharing my poetry on Instagram enabled and empowered me to fully convey a message or feeling by fitting my words on a small square post. Social media was a natural starting point for me.
Why the name, Eve?
Why the name Eve? There are a few reasons I chose this name. The Oxford Dictionary defines the word “eve”: the day or period of time immediately before an event or occasion. Creating the Eve Poetry Instagram account was the eve of my acknowledgement. The acknowledgment I am a writer, and that writing is what I want to do with my life.
The name Eve means to breathe or to live. Penning and sharing poetry, and writing my first novel, is a most fulfilling inhale and exhale. It gives me breath. Owning and acknowledging myself as a writer is me living.
Finally (and I saved the best for last), a reason that includes my husband. I met my husband in the fifth grade. We attended a small private Christian school in California (a school I only attended for two years). I was the only fifth grader at this tiny school until Reese showed up just before Christmas break. Fast forward to our sixth-grade year, and it seemed like he and I were repeatedly paired together for skits and school plays. In one such play, Reese and I were selected to play Adam and Eve. Never in a thousand years would that sixth-grade girl imagine she would one day marry Adam. Fortunately, Reese and I reconnected many years later, and married in 2017. That’s the short version (you’re welcome!).
Eve Poetry Now
Pen names are a beautiful thing. They are cocoons, allowing for the metamorphosis of a writer or poet. A writer either reveals their identity or they find solace in their cocoon. I know many talented poets whose identities are still a secret to me. Anonymity has its perks, and many writers publish their work this way. Not all paths lead to the same place. For those that want recognition, I use my website to promote their work, along with my own.
Eve Poetry Magazine is an organic evolution of my great love to support and help others. I use my social media pages, both @eve_poetry and @evepoetrygroup to create inspiration and mentor people from all over the world. Becoming a published author depends largely upon marketing. I use my marketing background to help bring light to beautiful poetry and writing.
Everyone has a story. People who share their stories deserve to be seen and heard. This is the heart behind Eve Poetry Magazine.
Currently, I’m querying for representation of my first novel.