About Eve Poetry

Deanna Ramirez is the creator of Eve Poetry and Eve Poetry Magazine.

Deanna lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and three children. The photo above is from a recent family vacation to Disneyland. Photo shows Deanna, her husband, and two daughters.

Creation of Eve

In June of 2018, I selected the pen name Eve Poetry. I created a new Instagram account with this handle, and began dedicating some of my free time to writing. 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 effectively hide my identity, so that I could keep my writing a shameful little secret, too embarrassed to admit my heart’s desire (like so many other writers and creatives – you know this is true!). Sharing my poetry in this way enabled and empowered me to fully convey a message or feeling and fit my words on small square post size that is permitted on the Instagram platform. It 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 as: the day or period of time immediately before an event or occasion. Seems fitting, right? Creating the Eve Poetry Instagram account was the eve of my acknowledgement. The acknowledgment 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, feels like 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 this sixth grade girl imagine she would one day marry Adam. Fortunately, Reese and I reconnected many years later as adults, 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 become published this way. Not all paths lead to the same place. For those that want to be known, I have chosen to 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 others. Becoming a published author depends largely upon marketing. I use my skills in marketing to help bring light to beautiful poetry and writing.

Everyone has a story. People who share their written stories deserve to be seen and heard. This is the heart behind Eve Poetry Magazine.

Currently, I am polishing up my first novel. I schedule reading and writing into my days, and although there are days this is tough, it’s completely worth it! Having a full time job and writing a novel requires strong time management. However, pursuing my passion is worthy of grappling such things!

Recently, I attended my first writers’ conference. The Willamette Writers Conference was an amazing experience. I made friends and connections with talented authors and industry professionals. In conclusion, I can proudly say that I’m pursuing my dream of becoming a published author.