audrey dimola[art for the wild]

Poetry & Performance

SELECTED POEMS & PROSE

your body is the living altar, so light a FIRE IN IT. the only way to write your legend is by going out and getting bloody and dirty and filled with frustration and wonder and humility and hope.

Most recent pieces: check the new blood tag on my blog!
More? I have two books of poetry & prose :)

+ lazarus was a house on fire (woman)
debuted at Women’s History Month events in NYC, 2017
published in Words Dance, May 2017

+ reliquary: the body
debuted at LIC-A’s Winter Gala, 2016
published in Yes, Poetry journal, March 2017

+ blue sky
debuted at Queens Council on the Arts, 2016

+ peter (i want to be real)
the summer I turned thirty, 2016

+ this is for you
debuted at ‘Words with Wings’ and read to inspire high schoolers at LICHS, 2015

+ studies in reaching
debuted at Local Project, 2015

+ somewhere else
debuted at Risk of Discovery, 2015

+ wilderness codex
published on Queens Library’s website for National Poetry Month 2015

+ Poetry from art
Original works written in response to striking visual art, October 2017

Some words along the way, 2016:
+ only
+ two wolves (a story-journey in unexpected parts)
+ channeled

Some works in my 2nd book “TRAVERSALS”:
+ ascetic
+ out with the old
+ MIRRORS
+ jazz
+ upstate suite

+ whenever you fall i will be there to catch you
published in great weather for MEDIA’s collection ‘Before Passing,’ Summer ’15

i study your details, & all i can do now
two prose pieces published in Wyvern Lit, Winter ’15

+ if you can’t move, let the breath move.. & fragility
two poems pub’d by Kingston University’s Words, Pauses, Noises (UK), Dec ’14

+ poets in hell – inspired by poet/musician Marc Montfleury’s song

+ winter (reprise), V.XII, & becoming
three poems published in The Kitchen Poet Journal, Nov ’13

+ exceptions
published in Words Dance #14, print edition (2013)

+ kindred
published in the first REZ E-Reader, March ’13

+ sifting
published in August/September 2012 issue of Creations Magazine

+ transfiguration
published in Words Dance digital poetry magazine, 2012

PERFORMANCE


YouTube playlist of performance videos! Click the button at the top LEFT to scroll through and choose from the videos, including: poetry performances from all over, NY1 TV clips, dance and music collaborations, installation footage, interviews & more.

‘Art of Poetry’ show produced by Empyre Media Productions, broadcast on QPTV

Keynote speaker at Celebrating Queens Women Artists 2017 (at 25:27)

EARLIER & OTHER WORKS

+ Two original poems written for Canvas of Words: Preserving Our Roots

voyage
poem featured in The Whiskey Dregs Magazine, 2009
(“voyage” was also featured alongside the work of Rainer Maria Rilke and Lewis Carroll [among others] in Patrice Miller’s multi-disciplinary performance piece, “Some Kind of Nature,” feat. the work of artist Julie Tremblay- April ’12)

+ for always
debuted at The Q Note’s inaugural Commas & Coffee reading

+ validation
featured in the inaugural Queens Poets & Poems Exhibit 2012

+ four pieces
published in Ins&Outs Magazine, Vol. II Issue 04

+ disassociative
published in Ins&Outs Magazine, Vol. II Issue 02

requiem (soon to be)
prose and photos – a written moment of silence for an LIC building on the chopping block; published without photos in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Newtown Literary Journal

+ circles: new year’s day 2012
prose – reflections on the year ahead, plus ever-welcome wisdom from R.W. Emerson

riverwriting
prose/photo piece featured in The Whiskey Dregs Magazine, 2009

PARACHUTE poems
written during Patricia Spears Jones workshop in Coney Island

+ My Nana, Louise Polidoro
prose in tribute – the words I read at her memorial, “a life of love and laughter”

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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 shamanically-inclined poet, performer, curator, local arts advocate, community organizer, 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. // 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 soon

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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