Today is Victoria Selene Skye Deme's birthday.
She is an amazing author and a great friend. Before reading Selene's work I never "got" poetry. At all. Period.
Her poems have strong females in them. They have passion, eroticism, excitment, sexuality,intelligence, vengeance, and more. She writes about a variety of topics but I am always drawn to the recurring themes of vulnerability and strength. I am a domestic violence survivor and I identified strongly with a lot feelings conveyed in her poems but a lot of guys find her poems to be highly erotic ,deeply intelligent and love her as well. She is amazing, have I mentioned super intelligent(?) and highly talented!! Not only do I "get" her poems - I LOVE THEM. All of them are POWERFUL in one way or another. All of them also make you think. They are beautifully written. There is such an incredible depth to them and they are layered so intricately. She takes such care with her choice of words. Each one is a journey that takes the reader somewhere else and leaves you feeling changed after having read it.
The books she has written are:
CrowWoman & MudGirl ISBN-13: 9781424122240 Pub. Date: 01/23/2006
Eve's Rib~Jezebel's Hips ISBN-13: 9781604741483 Pub. Date: 12/30/2007
The Raspberry Girl ISBN-13: 9781607032441 Pub. Date: 10/30/2008
Girls With red Hair On Cherry Cadillacs With Bushido Swords ISBN-13: 9781615465194 Pub. Date: 06/22/2009
From The Gutter To The Jewel In the Lotus ISBN-13: 9781448972531 Pub. Date: 01/08/2010
The Surreal Stalks And Times Of A GutterGirlISBN: 978-1-4512-4519-6 Pub.Date: 09/30/2010
Her main website is here:
Some of her poetry is posted here:
She does post poetry at the writer's cafe which I read the minute she puts a new one up even though I don't always comment on them. Heck half the time the poems take my breath away and I don't feel I could come up with anything even halfway decent enough to say that would do what I have just read any justice. :)
Regardless this woman is amazing!! Show her some birthday love! I admire her and respect her. The depth of her work is awesome. Reading through some of her comments on her poems makes me smile. To see people saying "Man no offense but I wish I had thought of that line" makes my heart swell for her. Anyone who can make me not only LIKE poetry but understand it and look forward to it has to be pretty fantastic right? CHECK HER OUT!
Happy Birthday Selene - you are an amazing writer and a wonderful friend. Thank you for being so great!