My name is Evelyn Carlin Swartz. I was born in Paterson, New Jersey on November 18th, 1968. I was raised in El Paso, Texas. I have been writing poems since I was very young as a way of expressing myself. My father was a lawyer and my mother a teacher. Both my parents are deceased. I have two brothers and one sister. I am the oldest. I go by NurseEvi on Poetry Soup because I am a LVN and my nickname is Evi. I have learned a great deal from this website and hope one day to follow in the footsteps of other Poetry Soup poets and publish a book. Thank you for reading my biography. It is the first one I have ever written.