audrey dimola[art for the wild]

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adimola

“Poetic force of nature…” -m.geffner

“One of Queens’ art and literary gems…” – the sisSTAR loop

“Busting down walls with words, flint for heart fire…” -m.pasca

“Bewitching, ethereal, badass & real…” -poets settlement

“A wildfire in a world of fluorescent bulbs.” -d.benigno

“YOU ARE CHARISMA. FEARLESS.” -m.pasternack

“Audrey Dimola stands as a beacon for the literary and artistic community in Queens. She’s been hugely successful in uniting the community in her native borough and once you’ve met her, it is easy to see why. Her dynamic energy and passion for life shine through…” -idlewild magazine

“After meeting her you get the feeling that at any moment she might sprout wings and fly off into the sunrise…” -t.bell

“One of the few original wild spirits…” -s.ahmed

“You are a walking, talking, fully embodied supernova.” -s.t.licardi

“A delightful storm of light and power!” -e.toney

“The ‘REBEL POET of QUEENS’ who created a Queens literary community with the alchemy of a poetic wild heart!” -j.willette

“You’re the human form of fire.” -o.koralashvili

“Vulnerable, daring, generous, entertaining…” -m.poels

“The personification of creativity, talent, and light…” -s.hussain

“The quintessential cultural place-setter…” -g.mangusso

“A testament to the human spirit…” -j.anastasio

“Full of joie de vivre and life force!” -t.fink

“You’re a warrior of light and a beacon of strength for what words can do. Truly you are a force. One candle can fill a dark room. But a star…” -b.perdomo

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AUDREY DIMOLA / ART FOR THE WILD / STAY WILD, STAY GRATEFUL!

Celebrated for her dynamic presence on stage and on the page, Queens, NYC native Audrey Dimola is a poet, performer, curator, connector, and lifelong artist. She is also Director of Public Programs at her beloved Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City.

Audrey is the author of two poetry & prose collections, “Decisions We Make While We Dream” (2012) and “TRAVERSALS” (2014), and is creator of the Compass Project, a guerrilla poetry sticker initiative that has traveled across the globe spreading positivity. She savors opportunities to expand her work into mixed media/three dimensions, as with her first ever art installation, the powerfully personal “go slowly, see miracles” (part of the LIC Arts Open Festival 2016), and thoroughly enjoys any invitation to write on things. She was also the featured poet in Gillette Venus’ global #UseYourAnd campaign, which celebrated strong, multifaceted women and garnered over 21 million views during its run.

A crusader for culture in her hometown borough since her college years, Audrey has been widely recognized for her work in its artistic and literary communities including organizing and hosting the first ever Queens Literary Town Hall at Queens Council on the Arts, and creating a unique circuit of events and creative opportunities marked by a wondrous spirit of empowerment and exploration such as “THE WILD PAPERS” immersive theatrical experience at the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, and her popular LIC fireside reading/live writing series, Nature of the Muse.

She has been featured on NY1 TV, Queens Public TV, and in many local publications/media, has independently curated shows for LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and Queens Museum, and performed at venues around NYC including Bowery Poetry Club, Flushing Town Hall, Dixon Place, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Central Library, and the NYC Poetry Festival. Her work has been published by Yes, Poetry, Newtown Literary, Dark Mountain Project’s Uncivilised Poetics, Wyvern Lit, great weather for MEDIA, Flavorpill’s Flavorwire, Words Dance, Creations Magazine, ANIMAL, and more.

Audrey can usually be found: writing on everything, riding her bike, climbing trees, pushing the edges of reality… And of course, stoking the flames.

[SHORT BIO & FURTHER INFO AVAILABLE HERE]

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***Want to talk, collab, make magic, ask a question? Give her a shout at: audrey.dimola@gmail.com.

In wildness is the preservation of the world. -H.D. Thoreau

If you don’t break your ropes while you’re alive, do you think ghosts will do it after? -Kabir

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

Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral. But you, children of space, you restless in rest, you shall not be trapped nor tamed. -Kahlil Gibran

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WHAT I DO:
** Writer, poet, performer, singer, public speaker, host
** Arts event curator (and willing volunteer)
** Freelance writer, editor, and proofreader
** On-camera host and interviewer
** Media consulting: assisting local artists, musicians, businesses, and cultural organizations with press, promotions, talent booking, outreach, flier distribution, social media, and event planning
** See also: wilderness guiding, hiking highpointer (4000′ and counting!), beginner bouldering, yoga, aerial work (trapeze, lyra), dance/movement, and not to mention climbing trees, jumping over chairs, hanging upside-down, and- flying? I’m working on that…

WHAT I LOVE:

My loved ones so much it hurts (my mom is pretty incredible; so is my best friend), heading towards THE WONDER, wearing many hats (especially when they are leopard print, rainbow, or glittery), communing with nature, biking, leaving words in unexpected places, furthering Queens art and writing, creative collaboration, street art, the Triboro Bridge, playing with the unexpected, PLAYING in general, following the current of the universe, making forts, scribbling in notebooks, acting like Peter Pan, HOWLING, cruisin’ to the oldies, connecting people, doing silly voices, wildly gesticulating, working with animals, art history, making people laugh, doing yoga, being an aspiring aerialist, going as high as I can on the swings, watching people do what they love, helping people do what they love, pretending I know how to swing dance, the ancient Egyptian section at the Met, the sound of a room vibrating when everyone says OM, finding quotes that resonate with me, reading (always), learning (everyday), Emerson, Rilke, Rumi, Fitzgerald, Neruda, Hesse, Hafiz, Gibran, French Surrealists, mountaintops, rivers, libraries, fireworks, and of COURSE, Queen’s ever-fabulous frontman, Freddie Mercury, who is my greatest inspiration in life aside from my blood relatives.

Into the wild wonderland…

Celebrated as "a wildfire in a world of fluorescent bulbs" and a "poetic force of nature," Queens, NYC native Audrey Dimola is a poet, performer, curator, connector, and lifelong artist, as well as Director of Public Programs at Long Island City's Socrates Sculpture Park. // Thanks so much for stopping by! You'll find all my work on this website, past and present, as well as new blog posts. Poetry, prose, videos, events, photos, articles - it's all here. // As always.. STAY WILD, STAY GRATEFUL!

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ABOUT
Pleased to meet you..!

POETRY & PERFORMANCE
Poetry & prose, live performance videos

PROJECTS
Compass Project, Nature of the Muse, THE WILD PAPERS, #poetsinthewildnyc & more

EVENTS
Full list of upcoming & past events

ARTICLES & MEDIA
Features, reviews, interviews, essays in print & online; blog posts; video interviews

CURATING
Original events I've curated like Nature of the Muse & the Queens Literary Town Hall

PRESS
Coverage of my work - print, blogs, TV!

CONTACT ME!
Info, mailing list, testimonials, specialties

MY BOOKS
My collections of poetry & prose

My Books

I have two poetry & prose collections for sale, proudly self-published. Like what you read? Support an indie!

Decisions We Make While We Dream (2012)

TRAVERSALS (2014)

WILDLIGHT coming fall 2017

Compass Project Poetry Stickers

As of February 2012, I've been sticking my Compass Project poetry and prose stickers up around NYC & sending them around the world! Have you seen some? Want some? Find out more!

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