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...' - Nano Valoaritis
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 a child, 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.
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 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 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 great. The first novel in that collection is finished and available at addictarium.com. It is titled " 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...'
'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 D.
Nicole D'Settemi's Works:
Addictarium: Asylum of Anarchy (War Stories, I)
War Stories: Bombing Narcotica (A War Stories Extension in Poetry
Mother Nature: Earth Bleeding Tears (Anotholgy Book I)
The True Colors Poetry Series, including =
Lacking Shades of Grey: The Thin Line Between Creativity and Madness
Black Beauty; In This Silence, I Believe
The Colorful Disaster: Rainbows in Revolt
- Trigger Happy (Silver Bullets & The Dead... -new-
- Id-Napping -new-
- Purple Rain (Part I Of The True Colors T... -new-
- Manic Depression & Opium -new-
- Quiero Tu Manos Por Todo Mi Cuerpo -new-
- Black Velvet -new-
- All But My Pulse (Pt.1 Of The Death Is B... -new-
- Vicodin (Magic Beans) -new-
- Rainbows In Revolt (No Pot Of Gold) -new-
- Psycho (The) Rapist -new-
- Born Inside A Metal Box (Precious Heavy ... -new-
- It's Chemical Warfare (Stories Of War, P... -new-
- Borderline (Lacking Shades Of Grey) -new-
- Grave Ornament -new-
Nicole D'Settemi Poems
Lethal Love Letters (Dear Heroin)
Dear Heroin, My name is Nicole and I'm writing to you Because I've heard of some stories of what you can do I heard you can stop me from feeling insane
The new trend, is misery, The new look, reeks of despair... The life-size Barbie doll,
Color Blind (Earthtones)
There is a world I search for A world I try to find I'm searching for a world A world that's color blind
With Everything Comes The Inevitable Blo...
I watch our love dissipate Smoke in the air Like everything else, I'm sure it lingers somewhere
Queen Of The Jungle (Pt.2 Of The Jungleu...
In the Jungle It is the feline who prevails The pulse of the others She takes and she steals
The Missing Puzzle Piece
I try to think of One reason you left me And, I try to envision, Why you did reject me
The Taste Of Revenge
I want to paint my face with ashes And shave my my head I want to sleep in a coffin And pretend that I'm dead
The Opium Thriller
Cross your heart And, hope-to-die Stick a needle… But, certainly not through-the-eye!
Dinner Guest (What Meal Does A Sexual De...
He said: "Let me touch, and everything will be okay. And, if you let me touch you All of your pain, it will fade away."
Salsa With Satan
Strung out and beautiful Kind of like my drug Strung out and worthless Now this is kind of fun
Wimoweh (Lost In The Jungle) (Pt.1 Of Th...
In the jungle The mighty jungle The Lost Girl loses tonight In the jungle
The Scenic Route
There was once a time I tried to walk the line On the path of straight and narrow Looking for the ideal hero
Fallen Angel Can it be? Fallen Angel Cannot see
Flaming Flourescence (Have You Ever Been...
Have you ever been to hell? Well, I can paint just how it looks It sits inside a needle— Guarded by the crooks.
The Scenic Route
There was once a time
I tried to walk the line
On the path of straight and narrow
Looking for the ideal hero
Yet, stopped was I that day,
Stopped, was I along the way
As I made my way down the route,
I found this drug
And wanted to know what it was about