This exclusive edition includes several pieces to the True Colors Mini-Series (the original 5-part collection), plus BRAND new poems never before revealed to the public!
Her first in the War Stories/Stories of War compilation, are also part of this epic collection.
Nicole's confessional pieces are powerful and potent, and revolve around the complex themes of artistic ambition, depression, drug abuse, over-coming mental illness, and more. Known for her candor and sharp startling intuition, Nicole shares a memorable collection that is sure to satisfy any fan of lyric poetry.
Black Beauty is almost flawlessly interwoven as the center-piece to the huge batch of poems in the full anthology, an epilogue to her most base, raw and blatant initial installment (Lacking Shades of grey), and a prologue to the final The Colorful Disaster. The detached, passive tone exemplifies the struggle of a seriously depressed human who has almost become an out-of-body spectator, reflecting on traumas and illnesses, with no longer the brash rage-filled fiery tone in one, as if she has come to accept the cruelties of life all too soon.
It is also an extremely sensual and dark book, which offers classics such as If Death had a Face It Would Be Pretty and Porcelain Dolls Can't Breathe. Signature offerings, which define not only her style but the image and portrait we have come to know of her; an ominous yet oddly gothic glamourous and tortured woman, with a melancholy that is both beautiful and unfortunate.
"Black Beauty: In This Silence, I Believe is an expurgation of all those things that most people keep hidden in the dark. Despite the title, the author doesn't fail to speak out about anything but that doesn't mean the title is misleading. Oh no. These are the poems that the speaker had caged in their minds when they wanted to scream out but chose to stay silent."
- ANGEL ORIGINS REVIEWS, 08/14/2018