MY NAME IS AUDREY AND I AM A WILDFIRE.
My work catches flame at the intersections of multidisciplinary art, ceremony and ritual, community and connection, improvisation and radical vulnerability. I am a Queens, NYC born-and-raised poetic alchemist, performer, curator, and sacred space-holder; author of 4 poetry and prose collections; Director of Public Programs at Socrates Sculpture Park; and creator of original event experiences such as Nature of the Muse, Church of the Sacred Body, and How We Create & How We Cope: Intersections of Art & Mental Illness.
Creating intimacy among so-called strangers thrills me— and whether it is facilitating for a small gathering or emceeing at an outdoor event for hundreds of people, I seek to inspire energetic safe spaces of enthusiasm, inclusiveness, empathy, exploration, and INFINITE HEART.
My work infuses poetry, storytelling, theatre/movement, and music— but it’s also about one-to-one direct connections, person to person. I am a mentor, host and public speaker, organizer and connector, staunch advocate for the youth, arts and culture, mental health, healing by sharing, and anyone who dares to go their Own Way.
I do the admin work and the dirty work. No task is above or below me— humility and raw passion drive me as a bridgewalker and servant of the people. I’ve been everything from a digital project manager to bike messenger to magazine editor to dog handler, and have been performing and making art of all kinds since I was a kid.
MY LIFE IS MY WORK AND MY WORK IS MY LEGEND.
I can promise you that I’ll ignite everything and anything I touch.
Let’s see what we can light up together…
WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY:
“A brave streak of lightning continuing to illuminate the hearts of everyone who knows her […] Thank you for your thunderous existence!” -r.green
“Queens’ very own supreme creative force…” -s.vazquez
“Relentless in her powerful vulnerability and radical approach to performance…” -s.t.licardi
“A proponent of passion and the positive power of the present moment.” -n.ruhling
“Soul-stirring, victoriously vulnerable, emotionally charged, fire-breathing…” -b.geraghty
“Inspiration incarnate.” -j.horstmeier
“A poet with a righteous warrior’s soul.” -j.belitsky
“Vulnerable, daring, generous, entertaining…” -m.poels
“You’re the human form of fire.” -o.koralashvili
“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
“An authentic and adventurous gatherer of souls and stories…” -s.toledano
“One of the few original wild spirits…” -s.ahmed
“A walking, talking, fully embodied supernova.” -s.t.licardi
“An absolute force..” – d.gorman
“A delightful storm of light and power!” -e.toney
“The personification of creativity, talent, and light…” -s.hussain
“The quintessential cultural place-setter…” -g.mangusso
“A force of nature, approaching everything with expertise, openness, honesty and joy.” -k.kitchen
“A testament to the human spirit…” -j.anastasio
“Full of joie de vivre and life force!” -t.fink
“After meeting her you get the feeling that at any moment she might sprout wings and fly off into the sunrise…” -t.bell
“The ‘REBEL POET of QUEENS’ who created a Queens literary community with the alchemy of a poetic wild heart!” -j.willette
“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
“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
“Incredibly moving, validating, healing, cathartic, in your words, alchemical… legend. […] For those of us who cannot find either voice, expression, eloquence, strength, capacity, courage, physicality, or who have not yet come to the place in our journey where we can even begin to articulate our experience… I humbly thank you. Your willingness to be vulnerable, to trust the Universe and the rest of us with your story, your soul, heals not just you, but all of us.” -l.monet bevino
“You have poetry in you, and it’s BURNING up inside like a VOLCANO! LET IT OUT…!” – one of my heroes, m.disuvero
***Want to talk, collab, make magic, ask a question?
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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
LIVE YOUR LEGEND!