Deanna Ramirez is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Eve Poetry Magazine
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 that 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.
The final reason includes my husband. I met my husband in the fifth grade. We attended a small private school in California . 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 he and I were repeatedly paired together for skits and school plays. In one 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.