Nicole D'Settemi

Silver Star - 3,486 Points (June 25th / Niagara Falls)

Biography of Nicole D'Settemi

" A poem is a naked person...some people say that I am a poet." ~ Bob Dylan

" ...And, then the poet wrote out all he had inside him, ignoring the fact that no-one would understand him..." ~ Nano Valoaritis, Poetic Art

I tend to give the impression of a very dark and complicated human being a large percentage of the time, however, I do have a very great (very dark) sense of humor. Characteristically, I am an intense, passionate and fiercely loyal human being. Creativity and intuition are my strong points. Over-analyzation and severe neurosis, my weaknesses. To be perfectly honest to mark me as merely " flawed, " would likely be an understatement.

I have 'struggled' with drug addiction for nearly ten years and have been battling my disorders, compulsions, demons and other deficiencies of the human condition, for most of my life. Poetry and writing (+visual /other art forms) have been the only outlets I've had to try and fend off some of my demons. Or, at very LEAST, an outlet allowing me to get in touch with my inner-demons- to better understand them.

I have been writing since I was a child and plan to continue to do so on a personal level until my mind no longer permits me to. I use a lot of my amateur poetry, and photography, to create my own unique style of WebFilms. My signature style is tagged 'PHOetry-in-motion' which is a concept I developed entirely on my own. I've combined my poetry, photography, and other forms of art, when designing these WebFilms, allowing each one to tell its own new, and unique story.
I typically like to clash classic rock songs with my photography and poetry. Some WebFilms are lyric-less, while others use lyrics as the central theme. The objective behind all of the WebFilms is to, essentially, drive the viewer into a poetic abstract state.

I am also working on an autobiographical memoir series, written and presented as literary fiction. This is, undoubtedly, the one project I am putting fierce commitment, emotion, and energy into. I dream and aspire to be the type of writer who makes the page breathe...and, truthfully, in terms of my work, I don't want money, I just want to be a stellar, sincere, honest and authentic poet. The first novel in The War Stories Chronicles (mentioned above) is finished and available at installment is " Addictarium: Asylum of Anarchy (War Stories Chronicles, I) " .

" ....And, then the poet wrote locked up in his bathroom, his very last poem as he cut his veins open." ~ Nano Valoaritis

" To be someone filled with neurosis, anxiety, and paranoia is to inevitably be someone who is a little obsessed with pain and death. Control, death, time and the other elements aforementioned, all intersect in some way. So, ironically- it is for this reason that I have found my way to live; by embracing death, accepting death, being a little in love with it, welcoming it and no longer fearing it- I have indeed found my way to live." ~ Nicole D.

Nicole D'Settemi's Works:

Addictarium: Asylum of Anarchy (War Stories Chronicles, Pt. I)
War Stories: Bombing Narcotica (A War Stories Extension in Poetry)

Mother Nature: Earth Bleeding Tears (Anthology, Pt. I)
Mother Nature: Garden of Eden (Anthology, Pt. II)

The True Colors Poetry Series, Parts I - III:
Lacking Shades of Grey (The Thin Line Between Creativity and Madness)
Black Beauty (In This Silence, I Believe)
The Colorful Disaster (Rainbows in Revolt)

The True Colors Trilogy: A Mini-Series

Blood Diamond (Living In A Material World)
The Deadly Music Notes, Pt. I Updates

The Opium Thriller

Cross your heart
And, hope-to-die
Stick a needle…
But, certainly not through-the-eye!

In the mainline—
Is more LIKE IT
And, now I hope-to-die
Because I can no longer seem to fight it

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