About

Hello and welcome to my e-sanctum of
words, art, and everything in between & beyond
that also features poets & artists worldwide!

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My name is Ēva (or you can call me Evy) and while titles have their place, I’d rather not use any in this introduction. Like you, I simply desire to live my dreams while hopefully  inspiring  others to do the same.

Believe it or not, poetry  wasn’t always a passion of mine. In fact, English itself wasn’t something I was even remotely good at for the longest time. Greek was the very first language I spoke and struggled with English well into the fourth grade.

As first grade approached its end, my well-meaning teacher recommended that I get held back a year. Instead of agreeing, my parents ended up finding a tutor for me, placing me in Special Education classes, and even hanging up a small chalkboard at our front door. Every time I’d go to school in the morning and upon my return, they’d test me on the week’s words for upcoming spelling tests. Thanks to them, my spelling skills became impeccable.

Come second grade, I became fascinated with the art of handwriting. Rather than trying to better grasp the language, I was more keen on crafting the perfect cursive letters. Art was my first passion. If you ask my mom, she’d be more than happy to show you my very first Picasso-esque drawing.

I went from lots of S’s (Satisfactory), N’s (Needs Improvement), and the extremely rare ‘O’ (Outstanding) to straight A’s once I entered Intermediate School. Needless to say, my parents were over the moon.

Before I knew it, I waved goodbye to my tutors and Special Ed classes. English was no longer a challenge, but I can’t say it was my passion just yet. I preferred Math, Science, and Art Class. Even Spanish came before English Literature! Oh, and you can’t forget lunch. 🙂

It was in eighth grade “when it all changed.” Ms. Lang-Driver is the teacher who awakened the poetic driving force in me; the poetic inclination I never would have realized was dwelling within me if it wasn’t for her amazing introduction to the realm of poetry.

She had us adorn the cover of an empty journal that would need to be at least half full by the end of the unit. My first poem was a Found Poem inspired by Tupac’s famous line, “Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?” Ms. D also had us stand on top of a sturdy, round table in the middle of the classroom to recite our literary creations. I hope to run into her someday to thank her and give her a huge hug.

I haven’t stopped writing since.

From that point until post-college (I majored in Creative Writing at Cleveland State University and received my B.A. with honors in 2012), I have immersed myself in Cleveland’s goldmine of a poetry scene, blogged my heart out, written over a 2,000  poems, started a poetry talk show and an independent press called Poehemian Press, published and have been published (and rejected FAR more times)—but none of these are accomplishments that I can take full credit for. Inspirational individuals have been there along the way encouraging me, motivating me, and believing in me. Those are the people whom I wish to praise—not what I have done, but rather, who has brought me here.

Here come the titles! Currently, I’m a Freelance Writer and Editor, mainly working from home on various online freelance platforms. And thanks to the power of the e-world, locale need not matter. I’ve made friends all the way in India, Switzerland, England, my place of origin (Greece), and more.

Additionally, being the health buff that I am, I recently co-created HealthMasteryMovement.com where I write articles all about healthy living.

While poetry will always be that “epic love,” I also love reading my weight in philosophical books, taking nature walks, drinking red chai tea, going on epic adventures with my bike, and drawing—among other things.


 Links

 ✎ Editing & Writing Services

PoehemianBanneran Art & Poetry website I founded that features
work
from artists and poets worldwide.

HMM_LOGO
a health, wellness, & fitness website I co-created.
Healthy You, Happy Life.

Art Prints
an eclectic assortment of my artwork
available exclusively on DeviantArt.

Facebook
‘likes’ are greatly appreciated. 😉

Twitter
‘follows’ are also greatly appreciated, lol.

ReverbNation & SoundCloud
listen to &/or download my Spoken Word tracks.


Thank you so much for stopping by!
I am very grateful for all of you. ツ

Have a lovely day & take care!

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130 thoughts on “About

    1. Thank you very much!! 🙂 So glad we found each other on here. I very much enjoy your work and look forward to reading more from you in the future. Truly magnificent stuff!

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  1. Thanks for liking one of our posts! I was looking through yours and your poetry is amazing. I actively track down talent (as well as accept unsolicited submissions) and would like to know if you had a piece or two to contribute. I look forward to hearing from you and am excited to dive into your posts. You can email me at bostonpoetrymag[at]gmailDOTcom about the submissions if it interests you. -Mike

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    1. Of course! 🙂 Thank you kindly, Mike. I really appreciate it! I will most definitely send in a poetry submission to the e-mail address you have provided.

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  2. As a follower of “A Way With Words”, you are invited to a domain warming party as I move to a new blog address. Click on this link –

    http://awaywithwordsblog.com

    You’ll think you are in a parallel universe.

    While you are there, be sure to click the “Follow” button. Within the next week, I plan to publish exclusively from this site. Don’t miss out on any of the fun!

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  3. I love your blogs, your photos are very beautiful. I’ll be back… I also have a second blog on old pictures.
    piallat.wordpress.com
    SENSUALITE | La beauté à l’état pure

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  4. Dear Eva,
    I’m Delighted You stopped by my site. I had never heard of Rosicrucian. After being involved in Metaphysical. I’m Fascinated by its representation. Looking forward to your writings.
    Your New Friend, and Follower,
    Anastasia

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      1. Dearest Eva,
        Thank You So Very Much for extending Me the link. I’m Fascinated by this secret society that had been created in 17th & 18th century devoted to the study. (Per Wikipedia)
        Sending Love & Light,
        Anastasia )0(

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  5. Hey – just messaging to make you aware of my competition, I really value everyone who decided to follow my blog (there may be one or two I fear who just spilt coffee on themselves and accidentally clicked the button.. but I’m still taking it as a win). I need help deciding which poems to perform in the next month or two and I’d really value your opinion.

    Stay Well – Mart

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  6. I like you blog and your writing very much. I’ll be by again. At the moment I’m not asking people not to follow, and I’m not following new people because, truth be told, I spend way too much time reading other people’s stuff, and just because I’m trying hard to work in a new gender, and get a lot of my own work done. I’m certain you understand. But like I said, I’ll be back. Thank you, Eva. Your blog is so lovely and very inspiring. 🙂

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  7. Wow! I truly feel honored that you visited my blog and liked one of my poems; thank you. And you have a published book offered on Amazon, too! I’m envious … but also noted with a smile and reassurance of the soul that I, too, am a writer and poet; INFJ and Leo and Mystic; my family is mostly from southeast Ohio, and I lived for a number of years in Pomeroy on the Ohio River… All of these similarities inspire me to continue, giving rise to an inner sense that with continued determination I, too, might reach the level of accomplishment you have thus far achieved. (And hopefully, this is more than mere superstition!) Albeit, I have no idea what my life path number is; however, my inner-spiritual numbers are 3, 7, and 8; and finally, I’m maverick Eastern Orthodox. At any rate, you have an amazing profile and, again, thank you for visiting noblethemes. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words! That is all I can hope for… to motivate others to be their personal best. Writing is my passion, but so is helping people. As long as you’re determined and persevere–even through the difficult times, you can and will accomplish AMAZING things.

      Wow… a fellow INFJ, Leo, Mystic who is also a poet?? What a strange, yet awesome coincidence! To find out your life path number, go here: http://seventhlifepath.com/

      Blessings to you as well.

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      1. My life path number is 5 … but I found it kind of extraordinary that the three cycles that make up my life path are 8, 7, and 8 which are two of my three favorite numbers! How uncanny!

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      2. Yeah… I just finished reading about 5s and it fairly well describes precisely who and what I am! Eerie indeed! Thank you for providing the link! (I might be nosy and look up 22 LOL)

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  8. Yours is the most powerful life-path ~ deeply spiritual, mystical, intuitive with power of persuasion, astute leadership ability and able to provide guidance and direction with wisdom and discernment. All I can say is, “Wow!” (Which is not quite an astute, intellectual response following such reading!) What is really rather amazing to me at this point is that I believe I describe a 22 in much of my poetry, especially centered upon Seléna, such as in “Seléna in the Wind and I Fall to You.” Or, too, Panacea in “Changing the World, Spring of Life.”

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    1. Thank you. However, I try not to let that all go to be head. The truth is ALL the numbers are infinitely powerful and have their own unique talents. You know what I always found to be interesting? Before I even knew about Numerology, 22 has always been a number I’ve been drawn to… Guess you could call it my lucky number. This is also before I found out there are exactly 22 letters in my full name. That’s interesting (about you writing poetry about individuals with a 22 personality).

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  9. Hello, Eva!

    You’re very kind for your interest in my blog. I’m amazed about your diversity of activities, specially about mysticism. By the way, 22 is the number of major arcanes in Tarot too. Sorry for my improvable English. Regards.

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    1. Hello José! 🙂 Your English seems perfectly fine to me. Thank you for the comment! 22 is a number that I see everywhere. Guess you can call it a lucky number. I didn’t know of its significance in Tarot.

      Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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  10. Thank you, for reading my blog. I am always impressed by those that have accomplished a dream such as writing a book. What a wonderful accomplishment and you should be very proud of all your hard work. I look forward to reading it.

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  11. Hi Eva, your site is absolutely gorgeous, a stand out from many that i have visited. Reading your about post got me like it is a blessing to have you here, i look forward to reading more of your posts, Cheers! 🙂
    Check out my blog if you have some time , i think you will like what i put up there.

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    1. Hi there!

      Thank you so much for saying that. 🙂 You are very kind!

      I’ll take a look at your blog right now.

      I hope you have a wonderful week!

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      1. I am.absolutely delighted by your follow as well! Thank you! It counts and truly means alot. Have an amzing week too. Staying tunes to your posts 🙂

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  12. Your short story is inspiring. Although brief, it is filled with details about your personality that I find intriguing.
    Having said that, I too used to write poetry; emphasis on the ‘used to’… I stopped. Just about the same time I stopped drawing or doing anything else creative.

    Your poetry is great, keep up the good work.

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      1. Well.. for the most part, my poem were rather childish & corny.. Admittedly I was a kid but even by kids standards, if you read ” He is a fox, swift and silent, like he’s wearing socks”, you’d be laughing for a week. My brother still laughs at it.
        Another reason was that I wanted to get rid of the ‘holiday rhymes’. I used to have this problem, every Christmas season, I used to start rhyming… could control it… It just starts…
        I do still write poetry, when inspiration sets;

        https://julxrp.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/dear-friend/

        https://julxrp.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/the-hearts-truth/

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      2. There’s nothing wrong with rhyming. It’s a sublime thing, really. As poets, the only way to truly know it is to throw in some rhymes here and there, and not give a single care. Haha. Now THAT was corny. I’m glad you still write when the muse calls out to you. NEVER ignore his/her calls. 🙂

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  13. I believe you have done quite well with English…a hard language to master! It led you to a love of writing as it did for me. However, I can’t speak any Greek at all…Lol!

    Thank you for listening to my new site, I appreciate your visits…
    Rock

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