A most fabulous interview with superstar VictoriaSelene Skye~Deme aka Purrrr (about her new new new book !!!)
Peter Joseph Swanson January 17, 2010 09:20 AM EST
And now I interview lovely Victoria Selene Skye Deme (Purrr) because we all always want to listen to her because she's crazy,
ha ha ha ha
AND she has a new new new book out !!!
(me) What is your new book about ???
(Purrr) It’s an eclectic sort of ice cream float of spinerettes with a side dish of biting humor. The book itself is divided into three parts.
Part one is entitled Surreal Stalks and Times Of A Gutter Girl and this is the cerebral switchblade, the emotive bite, and mental shakedown aspect of the book, chock full of poetry and prose that stalks sociopolitical thematics, raw edged modern day society turned inside out, and takes the human condition like glass and breaks it into tiny pieces.
Part two entitled The Sunny Side Of Hell And The Dark Side Of The World is replete with caustic humor and irony addressing the shenanigans of humanity through short stories, articles, poetry, prose, and at times straight up giddy silliness.
Part Three, The Jewel In The Lotus, is like a puzzle of human mind, heart and the elusive spirit, piecing it together from a more surrealistic and detached Buddhist aspect. It is observational poetics and prose that detaches and moves in a softer and, maybe because of this, a more devastating way through the interior landscape of humanity through time, from the primordial little swimmer cells coupling to music to the last four entwined at the end of the world inside an origami house of a million pieces.
What things do you want your new book to say to people ?
Books say many different things to different people. This one, my fifth, is sort of like a many faceted looking glass. It is human oriented, man, woman oriented. I would love for the reader to be able to see the reflection of everything we were, are, were never meant to be, should be, could be, and be moved to maybe be able to step outside of the self and selfishness and look at the world new, as a whole interconnected tapestry of which all of us are a self woven thread, and maybe, just maybe see the possibilities and be moved to start reweaving the patterns into something more conducive toward global survival and human maturity.
How would you describe your own writing style ?
Free form stream of consciousness flow. There is little conscious volition behind the writing itself. A thought will penetrate, a visual will captivate, a movement, a sound, and something kicks in here *taps temples* and it just bleeds out. The majority of the time I have not an inkling what’s seeping out of my speedy fingers into the screen until it’s there. Like a cerebral marathon, an emotive balance beam routine, it leaves me exhausted every time. Some would liken it to automatic writing, but it’s much more than that. It’s a connection, it’s a plug finding the right socket, a lightning finding her tree, it just is what and where it needs to be and it links into a collective consciousness, a natural step just a breath shy of reality.
Do you have any writing rituals ?
Now I could totally lie and tell you I roll myself in a peacock feathers and run around the neighborhood swatting the wildlife in preparation.
Truth is, none. I simply give myself over to it as it hits and trance out like a sixties hippy on acid.
What inspires your writing ?
The complexities of the human condition and everything in between, outside, upside and around the global rabbit hole.
What kinds of things get in the way of your writing habits AND style ?
EDITORS who insist on constantly debating everything with me and wasting my time when they know very well that I am one of the stubbornest individuals they will ever encounter. I think they like pissing me off and are highly entertained by my passionate and colorful diatribes. I always win anyhow, and the book is published as I had originally intended it to be published.
I'm yakuza like that. (smiles)
Peter Joseph Swanson~
Peter Joseph Swanson is a fabulous author with seven fantastic, imaginative and eclectic published novels in print, his latest being Vampire Pond!!!