But the heart refuses to be imprisoned; in its first and narrowest pulses, it already tends outward with a vast force, and to immense and innumerable expansions. -R.W. Emerson, “Circles”
The first thing Audrey Dimola ever wanted to be was a trapeze artist, but acrobatics of the written word have always been closest to her heart. A lifelong writer and performer born and raised in Astoria/Long Island City, Queens, she is a journalist, editor, poet, and curator working in the NYC area. Her poetry and prose is infused with visceral images, crackling energy, and sometimes even song – live, it becomes a kind of spoken mixed-media of life experience, the alchemy of ache into art.
Audrey is the author of Decisions We Make While We Dream, an original collection of work spanning 2000 to 2012, and she has been writing about, participating in, and helping to promote Queens culture since her college years. In 2013 she founded Nature of the Muse, a Queens literary series playing with themes of inspiration and on-the-spot creation. She loves to learn, collaborate, and explore, through it all aiming to stay wild and stay grateful. Give her a shout at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT I DO:
* Writer and poet – perform and host at readings and events
* Freelance writer, editor, and proofreader
* Arts event curator and volunteer
* Media consulting: assisting local artists, musicians, businesses, and cultural organizations with press, promotions, talent booking, outreach, flier distribution, social media, and event planning
* On-camera host and interviewer
* See also: jumping over chairs, hanging upside-down, and things of that nature…
NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY:
* Former Managing Editor of LIC’s original glossy arts magazine, Ins&Outs
* Handpicked by the Queens Poet Laureate to be featured in the inaugural Queens Poets & Poems exhibition at Queens Borough Hall
* Performed with PARACHUTE: The Coney Island Performance Festival at the NY Aquarium and Brooklyn Museum
* Recognized for continued activity within the Queens literary community and selected to participate in the Spring 2013 Peer Leadership Circle for Queens Literary Artists
* Produced a rock music video for Acey Slade & The Dark Party with Nick Neon as director, in which the band transformed into demons and slaughtered the audience (really)
* Had some adventures in digital project managing with web/mobile development studio Dom & Tom, Inc., namely as the point person for the entire Hearst Corporation account
* Faux-officiated the first NYC Not Wedding!
My loved ones so much it hurts (my mom is pretty incredible; so is my best friend), wearing many hats (especially when they are leopard print, rainbow, or glittery), communing with nature, leaving words in unexpected places, scribbling in notebooks, connecting people, writing on everything, doing silly voices, wildly gesticulating, making people laugh, doing yoga, working with animals, being an aspiring aerialist, going on swings, listening to reggae, the sound of a room vibrating when everyone says OM, finding quotes that resonate with me, reading (always), Emerson, Rilke, Rumi, and of COURSE, Queen’s ever-fabulous frontman, Freddie Mercury, who is my greatest inspiration in life aside from my blood relatives.
NOTE: If you are looking for my amazing mom Audrey Dimola, the energy worker and channel, click here. Namaste!