Nicole D'Settemi

Rookie - 166 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 noone would understand him...'

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 weak. To be perfectly honest to mark me as merely flawed, would 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 (art) 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, and to better understand them.

I have been writing since I was twelve, and plan to continue to do so on a personal level until my mind no longer permits me to. I prefer writing lyric poetry, primarily dark poetry, gothic poetry, and confessional poetry, when doing so. On a professional level, I'm am working on honing my craft, and working toward some level of publication. I have just begun to study and develop my free verse skills, however, I have no interest in abiding by rules, or conforming to modern technique. I write purely based on instinct, because this is what provides the spark for me to want to write, in the first place. I am an out-of-the-box thinker, and my writing, and poetry reflect that.

I am currently using all 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 it's own new, and unqiue 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 object behind all of the WebFilms is to, essentially, drive the viewer into a poetic state.

I am also working on an autobiographical memoir, 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 great.

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

'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, it is for this reason that I have found my way to live; by embracing death, accepting death, and being a little in love with it, I have indeed found my way to live.' - Nicole Settimi Updates

Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel
Can it be?
Fallen Angel
Cannot see

Blinded by the evil ways
Misery filled endless days
Now her wings they've turned black
Because she cannot

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