Nicole “Poetic-One” Nelson is a spoken word artist from St. Louis, MO. She has been witting now for 9yrs and performing for 3 yrs. Poetic-One has featured everywhere from Fontbonne University, SIUE, Lewis&Clark, Forest Park, ST.Louis Science Center to places such as SoulStage, SWAU, and Legacy Books and Cafe and more.She began writing poetry in 2001 at a leadership camp. The first poem she read was A Dream Differed by Langston Hughes. Inspired by this poem, she decided to write poetry herself. In 2009 Poetic-One created the non-profit organization T.A.G (To Acknowledge Greatness). The objective of T.A.G is to use poetry as a way for young people to express themselves and to gain reading comprehension skills. Under the T.A.G name, she did a benefit show for her former youth church department. Poetic-One also does public speaking on emphasizing the importance of reading comprehension.
On April 4, 2010, she released her debut c.d I Am Me. At Newsworthy STL Poetic-One hosts an open mic called T.A.G Poetry. Poetic-One sees her work as a ministry. Her future goals include starting an inner city youth poetry team, to do more non-profit work, and to continue to do public speaking.