About the Founder
Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon.
To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe.
Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website www.Poehemian.com (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor.
In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later.
When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at www.evyzen.com.
Résumé ₪ Artwork ₪ Poetry ₪ Editing & Writing Services
“An epic combination of Poe + Rumi elegantly infused with cosmic contemporary morsels that destroy and recreate the soul simultaneously.” —The Fierybird Ltd.
“[Evy Zen] is a natural born storyteller.”
–Cate Hogan, Best-Selling Fiction Editor & Author
“Inspiring. Otherworldly. Soothing. Poetry that is not confined to paper. Poetry that jolts your insides and awakens you to the world around you. [Evy Zen's] work does just that and more.”
— L. Carney, Photographer & Fantasy Novelist
"[Evy Zen's] work is a true rarity. I have yet to come across a poem that isn't fueled with mystical beauty and profound themes. She's a prolific writer that knows no limitation or fear."
— Daphne Semore, Painter & English Professor